Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208731
Remove directories for old versions of perl from @INC
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:44 EST
From Jose on fedora-perl-devel-list:
Removing support for perl 5.8.3 and perl 5.8.4 reduces the number
of directories in the perl search path (@INC), which improves the
perl modules loading time.
This has already been done in past for FC-4 where support for
perl 5.8.0/5.8.1/5.8.2 has dropped.
perl specfile patch:
--- perl.spec.588_8 2006-07-14 22:22:06.000000000 +0100
+++ perl.spec 2006-09-17 16:10:58.000000000 +0100
@@ -26,9 +26,7 @@
-%define perlmodcompat 5.8.7 5.8.6 5.8.5 5.8.4 5.8.3
+%define perlmodcompat 5.8.7 5.8.6 5.8.5
The FC-4 change was reported in the Release Notes.
This is fixed in perl-5.8.8-10, which has been accepted for FC-6.
This might be a bit untimely, but is this just to improve loading times, or is
there an actual incompatibility issue with modules built for 5.8. and the
perl 5.8.8 package?
Pretty much just for the loading time improvements.
It was discussed a bit on fedora-perl-devel-list:
I discussed the issue a bit more offlist with Jose, and with Warren Togami, and
it was agreed that the best thing to do was to go ahead and drop the
directories. That discussion should've been more open, I apologize...we didn't
mean to exclude anyone, I think fedora-perl-devel-list got dropped from the
Do you anticipate any major problems with this change?
*** Bug 205624 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
On a belated note... :) I don't anticipate any problems, but it's good to know
the history of a change like this when it's not on the perl list. Thanks.