libdevel-findref-perl - Perl module to find variables referring to an object

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libdevel-findref-perl
Package version 1.440
Package release 1+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 98 B
Download size 17.56 KB
Official Mirror
Devel::FindRef is a module that can help developers track down reference
problems. Since Perl keeps track of everything internally, it is usually
possible to take an object/scalar/what-have-you and find everything that is
referring to it.
One common scenario is that some object goes out of scope and you expect it
to be destroyed, but there are still references to it that keep it from being
garbage collected.
This module can output a tree containing a list of variables that point to a
given value, along with some context about them, such as their scope and
where they are.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libdevel-findref-perl_1.440-1+b1_i386.deb 1.440 i386 Debian Main
libdevel-findref-perl - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.2.5
libcommon-sense-perl -
perl >= 5.20.0-4
perlapi-5.20.0 -


Type URL
Binary Package libdevel-findref-perl_1.440-1+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package libdevel-findref-perl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libdevel-findref-perl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libdevel-findref-perl




2014-06-06 - gregor herrmann <>
libdevel-findref-perl (1.440-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* New upstream release.
Fixes "FTBFS with perl 5.20".
(Closes: #750650)
* Drop spelling.patch, merged upstream.
2014-05-18 - gregor herrmann <>
libdevel-findref-perl (1.430-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Team upload.
* New upstream release.
Fixes "crash in XS_Devel__FindRef_find_ on Perl 5.18".
(Closes: #719835)
* Update years of upstream copyright.
* Update license stanzas in debian/copyright.
* Add a patch to fix a typo in the POD.
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.5.
2014-03-09 - intrigeri <>
libdevel-findref-perl (1.422-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload.
[ Ryan Niebur ]
* Update jawnsy's email address
[ Ansgar Burchardt ]
* debian/control: Convert Vcs-* fields to Git.
[ Nathan Handler ]
* Email change: Nathan Handler ->
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Change Vcs-Git to canonical URI (git://
* Change based URIs to based URIs
[ Axel Beckert ]
* debian/copyright: migrate pre-1.0 format to 1.0 using "cme fix dpkg-
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Strip trailing slash from metacpan URLs.
[ intrigeri ]
* Bump debhelper compat level to 9.
* Adjust versioned Build-Depends on debhelper to (>= 9.20120312~)
to get hardening build flags.
* Reformat debian/control with cme fix dpkg.
* Explicitly use source format 3.0 (quilt).
* Link to the versioned GPL-1 file in /usr/share/common-licenses/.
2009-08-30 - Nathan Handler <>
libdevel-findref-perl (1.422-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Jonathan Yu ]
* Updated watch to mangle the version properly
* Added Nathan Handler to copyright for debian/*
* Standards-Version 3.8.3 (no changes)
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* debian/control: Changed: Replace versioned (build-)dependency on
perl (>= 5.6.0-{12,16}) with an unversioned dependency on perl (as
permitted by Debian Policy 3.8.3).
[ Nathan Handler ]
* New upstream release
* debian/rules:
- Switch to short version
* debian/control:
- Add libcommon-sense-perl to Build-Depends
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Add libcommon-sense-perl to Depends.
2009-06-28 - Nathan Handler <>
libdevel-findref-perl (1.41-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* debian/watch:
- Update to ignore development releases.
- Remove comments
* debian/control:
- Add myself to list of Uploaders
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.2 (No changes)
2009-05-05 - Jonathan Yu <>
libdevel-findref-perl (1.4-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release. (Closes: #527116)

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