Package Details: debhelper 13.3.4-1

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Package Base: debhelper
Description: A collection of programs that can be used in a debian/rules file to automate common tasks
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Licenses: GPL2, GPL3
Submitter: Garoth
Maintainer: peeweep
Last Packager: peeweep
Votes: 57
Popularity: 0.018018
First Submitted: 2009-05-19 17:42 (UTC)
Last Updated: 2021-06-29 05:52 (UTC)

Latest Comments

gustawho commented on 2020-07-03 02:34 (UTC)

It seems that there's a missing dependency: perl-pod-parser

linuxergr commented on 2020-02-24 09:31 (UTC)

This package was left behind it's development stage and is considered outdated

Please follow my debhelpergit at ttps://

I will probably provide dh_*git new PKGBUILDs too

AgileSwordsman29 commented on 2018-05-29 12:03 (UTC)

Upstream URL changed ?

==> Retrieving sources... -> Cloning debhelper git repo... Cloning into bare repository '/home/username/aur/debhelper/debhelper'... fatal: remote error: access denied or repository not exported: /debhelper/debhelper.git ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading debhelper git repo Aborting...

Visiting the upstream URL :

shows No repositories found.

znmeb commented on 2018-05-29 00:18 (UTC)

Crashes on a git error:

==> Continue building debhelper ? [Y/n] ==> ----------------------------------- ==> ==> Building and installing package ==> Making package: debhelper 10.7.2-1 (Mon May 28 17:16:37 PDT 2018) ==> Checking runtime dependencies... ==> Checking buildtime dependencies... ==> Retrieving sources... -> Cloning debhelper git repo... Cloning into bare repository '/d/TMPDIR/yaourt-tmp-znmeb/aur-debhelper/debhelper'... fatal: remote error: access denied or repository not exported: /debhelper/debhelper.git ==> ERROR: Failure while downloading debhelper git repo Aborting... ==> ERROR: Makepkg was unable to build debhelper. ==> Restart building debhelper ? [y/N] ==> ----------------------------------

z3ntu commented on 2017-11-18 19:04 (UTC) (edited on 2017-11-18 19:04 (UTC) by z3ntu)

Please add a patch for debhelper to install the man pages: diff --git a/Makefile b/Makefile index 9cd42c8e..6d71d17d 100644 --- a/Makefile +++ b/Makefile @@ -130,5 +130,11 @@ install: install -m 0644 Debian/Debhelper/Sequence/*.pm $(DESTDIR)$(PERLLIBDIR)/Sequence install -m 0644 Debian/Debhelper/Buildsystem/*.pm $(DESTDIR)$(PERLLIBDIR)/Buildsystem +install-man: $(MANPAGES) debhelper.7 debhelper-obsolete-compat.7 + install -d $(DESTDIR)$(PREFIX)/share/man/man1 \ + $(DESTDIR)$(PREFIX)/share/man/man7 + install -m 0644 $(MANPAGES) $(DESTDIR)$(PREFIX)/share/man/man1 + install -m 0644 debhelper.7 debhelper-obsolete-compat.7 $(DESTDIR)$(PREFIX)/share/man/man7 + test: version MAKEFLAGS= HARNESS_OPTIONS=j$(TEST_JOBS) ./run perl -MTest::Harness -e 'runtests grep { ! /CVS/ && ! /\.svn/ && -f && -x && m/\.t$$/ } @ARGV' t/* t/*/* And then add "install-man" to the "make install" in the PKGBUILD. Thanks :) It doesn't install the localized man pages but imo english is enough.

jvreeland commented on 2017-02-14 03:28 (UTC)

@benallard I recall that being an issue but just spun up a new arch machine and didn't see it can you provide me your solution to add to the package?

benallard commented on 2017-01-25 07:46 (UTC)

Can we hard-code the path to pod2man in the buildscript please ? It systematically fails unless one alter the PATH for that one build.

qwivan commented on 2016-12-15 04:47 (UTC)

debhelper package(s) failed to install. Check .SRCINFO for mismatching data with PKGBUILD

jrborba commented on 2016-11-06 16:31 (UTC)

To correctly install, needed to change package version to po-debconf-1.0.20_all.deb and SHA256 checksum, since po-debconf-1.0.19_all.deb is no longer available. Please, update and keep the good job. ;-)

Alad commented on 2016-09-04 18:52 (UTC)

Misses git makedepend.

uppfinnarn commented on 2014-01-19 12:06 (UTC)

Currently doesn't build without manually adding /usr/bin/vendor_perl/ to $PATH; it fails with a 'po4a: command not found'.

LordAro commented on 2013-09-16 19:07 (UTC)

fyi, to you patch makers, it has (finally!) been fixed in upstream:;a=commit;h=42db16e0390b4eb86669db622ef951fa46956b78

commented on 2013-06-22 04:06 (UTC)

lava//I made a patch refer this I dont know integrity check pass, so I made pkg without integrity check # makepkg -s --skipinteg

lava commented on 2013-06-20 08:16 (UTC)

Hi all. Could anyone help me find a way to fix this issue while build (see

JonnyJD commented on 2013-01-27 14:41 (UTC)

This needs in build() (after make): sed -i -e 's|, "--install-layout=deb"||' Debian/Debhelper/Buildsystem/ Debian patched python distutils for "install-layout=deb". However, Arch doesn't include this patch so, we skip that parameter. The patch (for python2) is at (I am using debhelper in from

Megachip commented on 2012-11-07 20:42 (UTC)

@alub, it is

alub commented on 2012-09-03 14:52 (UTC)

@Megachip: according to, /usr/bin/vendor_perl should be set in your $PATH by /etc/profile.d/

Megachip commented on 2012-09-03 14:24 (UTC)

make: po4a: Kommando nicht gefunden ==> debhelper dependencies: - binutils (already installed) - dpkg>=1.14.15 (already installed) - file>=3.23 (already installed) - html2text (already installed) - man-db>=2.5.1 (already installed) - perl>=5.6.0 (already installed) - po-debconf (already installed) - po4a>=0.24 (already installed) - man-db>=2.5.1 (already installed) - file>=3.23 (already installed) :( missing /usr/bin/vendor_perl in path

commented on 2012-04-04 18:00 (UTC)

Here's an updated PKGBUILD that works for me:

drrlvn commented on 2011-11-20 10:14 (UTC)

Lots of newer versions exist, latest is 8.9.11 released on Nov 17, 2011.

slopjong commented on 2011-09-23 08:03 (UTC)

On my system it was /usr/bin/vendor_perl/ I had to add to the PATH for the build to succeed.

manni commented on 2010-11-03 11:27 (UTC)

The build needs an additional dependency: perl-timedate And I had to add the path po4a to the PATH for the build to succeed. PATH=/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/bin:$PATH makepkg -s This way it worked fine.

Garoth commented on 2010-09-13 20:44 (UTC)

ATTENTION: So I've updated the package to 8.0.0. However, it won't build until the po4a maintainer accepts my fixes to his package. Sorry, that's all I can do.