Looks like a good start for FC4 as it already integrates many fixes and modules
updates that should ease fixing some of the current perl related problems in
Fedora Core devel branch.
Check out perldelta for details:
Hm, as with the mod_perl 2.000_00 release, questions raise if these could be
quickly integrated into the future FC4 release (along with rebuilding/updating
all current perl related packages from FC - at least as to avoid "backward
compatible" @INC pollution)... hope this could be feasible as IMHO it would make
future perl related errata releases for FC4 much less painful, leaving the patch
backporting trouble to Fedora Legacy team ;-)
1) Perl 5.8.7 final is expected in less than one week
Source: 5.8.7 RC1 announcement in use.perl.org
2) regarding mod_perl 2.0.0
The perl package has been patched to include CGI.pm 3.10 (5.8.6-14).
The final mod_perl 2.0.0 version is expected to be in FC4.
if you can help test it
3) @INC pollution.
Yes. There are still half a dozen perl modules last built with perl 5.8.5.
#2 is not certain, rel-eng would need to approve it, and it is most likely they
would reject it from FC4 final because it isn't release critical. If that is
the case we will push it immediately as an update.
#3 I don't consider this to be a problem.
Perl 5.8.7 is out!
PerlDelta (from 5.8.6)
The main problem is that nothing has been uploaded to the CPAN master mirror for
the last 24/36 hours.
Not a huge problem, because we need to change many things and properly test the
SRPM a bit before adding it to rawhide in order to avoid breaking things.
Now is the time to put 5.8.7 into rawhide, although doing so may be a bit
non-trivial because of all the custom patches we have in the SRPM now.
Warren, neither in CVS nor in Rawhide is perl 5.8.7 (as of today); perl-3:5.8.
6-15 is currently the latest available version in CVS/Rawhide...
Please participate here and help jpo with fixing the package if you want it to
happen sooner. jpo had it half done last I asked.
Shouldn't we get this into rawhide before upgrading the other submissions in FC5?
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