libfile-libmagic-perl - Perl interface to libmagic for determining file type

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libfile-libmagic-perl
Package version 1.02
Package release 1+b1
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 41 B
Download size 19.00 KB
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The File::LibMagic module is a simple perl interface to libmagic from the
file-4.x or file-5.x package from Christos Zoulas
Libmagic is a library for detecting file type, and works like file(1).


Package Version Architecture Repository
libfile-libmagic-perl_1.02-1+b1_i386.deb 1.02 i386 Debian Main
libfile-libmagic-perl - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.4
libmagic1 >= 5.12
perl >= 5.20.0-4
perlapi-5.20.0 -


Type URL
Binary Package libfile-libmagic-perl_1.02-1+b1_amd64.deb
Source Package libfile-libmagic-perl

Install Howto

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




2014-07-27 - gregor herrmann <>
libfile-libmagic-perl (1.02-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Drop fix-checklib-fail.patch, not applicable anymore.
* Update copyright notices for files in inc/*.
2014-05-06 - gregor herrmann <>
libfile-libmagic-perl (1.01-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release.
* Strip trailing slash from metacpan URLs.
* Update years of copyright.
* Refresh fix-checklib-fail.patch (offset).
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.5.
2013-10-02 - gregor herrmann <>
libfile-libmagic-perl (1.00-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
2013-08-27 - gregor herrmann <>
libfile-libmagic-perl (0.99-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Update patches:
- drop do-not-link-libz.patch, file-5.10.patch, new-devel-checklib.patch
(merged upstream)
- refresh fix-checklib-fail.patch (offset)
* Update upstream copyright.
* Drop debian/clean: the files are not modified anymore.
And the build fails when they are removed.
2013-05-21 - gregor herrmann <>
libfile-libmagic-perl (0.96-4) unstable; urgency=low
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Change Vcs-Git to canonical URI (git://
* Change based URIs to based URIs
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Update bundled Devel::CheckLib via a quilt patch. (Closes: #708074)
* Update versioned build dependency on libmagic-dev to avoid #708281.
* Use debhelper 9.20120312 to get all hardening flags.
* Set Standards-Version to 3.9.4 (no changes).
* Update years of packaging copyright.
2012-08-07 - Alessandro Ghedini <>
libfile-libmagic-perl (0.96-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
* Add fix-checklib-fail.patch
2012-03-01 - gregor herrmann <>
libfile-libmagic-perl (0.96-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ansgar Burchardt ]
* Email change: Ansgar Burchardt ->
* debian/control: Convert Vcs-* fields to Git.
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Add patch file-5.10.patch to deal with changes in file 5.10 in test suite.
Thanks to Moritz Muehlenhoff for the bug report.
(Closes: #661800)
* debian/rules: remove override_dh_clean (svn era).
* debian/copyright: update to copyright-format 1.0.
* Switch to debhelper compatibility level 9 to pass CFLAGS to
* Add /me to Uploaders.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes).
2010-04-11 - Ansgar Burchardt <>
libfile-libmagic-perl (0.96-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Ryan Niebur ]
* New upstream release
* update copyright
* Update ryan52's email address
[ Nathan Handler ]
* debian/watch: Update to ignore development releases.
[ 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).
[ Ansgar Burchardt ]
* Do not link libz. (Closes: #577288)
+ new patch: do-not-link-libz.patch
* No longer install README.
* Use source format 3.0 (quilt).
* Use tiny debian/rules.
* Update debian/copyright for current DEP-5 proposal.
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4.
* Add myself to Uploaders.
2009-03-23 - Ryan Niebur <>
libfile-libmagic-perl (0.91-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix FTBFS (Closes: #520870)
2009-03-20 - Ryan Niebur <>
libfile-libmagic-perl (0.91-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release. (Closes: #519621)

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