Bug 838120 - perl-DateTime is too old
Summary: perl-DateTime is too old
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: perl-DateTime
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Petr Pisar
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
URL: http://search.cpan.org/~drolsky/DateT...
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-07-06 17:16 UTC by Petr Pisar
Modified: 2012-12-20 15:27 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

Fixed In Version: perl-DateTime-0.77-1.fc19
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 838476 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2012-12-20 15:27:11 UTC

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Description Petr Pisar 2012-07-06 17:16:52 UTC
Fedora delivers version 0.70 which is too old.

For example it does not implement 2012-07 leap second which has been added by upstream in version 0.71 on 2012-01-05. It can result in faulty time arithmetics now.

It's shame Fedora does not deliver current version of such impotant package demanding regular updates. Upstream changelog:

0.76   2012-07-01

- The DateTime->subtract method ignored the end_of_month parameter. Patch by
  Chris Reinhardt. RT #77844.

0.75   2012-06-11

- The epoch for years 1-999 was broken because Time::Local is "clever". A pox
  on all clever APIs, I say! Reported by Christian Hansen. RT #77719.

- Shut up compilation warning from 5.17.x. Reported by Tom Wyant. RT #77490.

0.74   2012-03-22

- Small packaging fix for metacpan's benefit. No need to upgrade.

0.73   2012-03-17

- Change tests to work with Zefram's entirely rebuilt DateTime::TimeZone
  distribution, which will replace the current implementation. Patch by
  Zefram. RT #75757.

0.72   2012-01-05

- Remove Test::DependentModules from the dep list. This is used by some
  author-only tests. Reported by Zefram.

0.71   2012-01-05

- There will be a new leap second on June 30, 2012.

Comment 1 Iain Arnell 2012-07-06 17:59:53 UTC

Steve, if you're still with us, I'm happy to take ownership of perl-DateTime. Since you never commented on bug 730658 when I split out DT::TZ and DT::Locale, I guess I'm already responsible for it.

Otherwise, I think it's time to start the non-responsive maintainer process again.

And Petr, how about cloning this for RHEL? It's an even bigger shame that Red Hat delivers an even more outdated version of this package (and more importantly, DateTime::TimeZone) demanding regular updates.

Comment 2 Paul Howarth 2012-07-18 10:45:48 UTC
I have an interest in a bunch of Steve's packages that are behind upstream in Rawhide, e.g perl-IPC-Run, perl-Mail-SPF, perl-PadWalker, perl-PAR-Dist, perl-Test-Deep, perl-Test-Differences, perl-Test-NoWarnings and perl-Test-Tester.

Steve, are you still interested in maintaining these in Fedora? If you are but are currently busy, I'd be happy to co-maintain.

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Comment 4 Petr Pisar 2012-08-08 07:08:09 UTC
Still valid.

Comment 5 Jan Pazdziora 2012-08-08 08:11:41 UTC
Still valid in Fedora 17 as well, setting Version to 17.

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2012-10-18 11:21:16 UTC
perl-DateTime-0.77-1.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.

Comment 7 Fedora Update System 2012-10-18 11:21:39 UTC
perl-DateTime-0.77-1.fc17 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 17.

Comment 8 Fedora Update System 2012-10-18 11:21:56 UTC
perl-DateTime-0.77-1.fc16 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 16.

Comment 9 Fedora Update System 2012-10-18 15:25:44 UTC
Package perl-DateTime-0.77-1.fc18:
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing perl-DateTime-0.77-1.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
Please go to the following url:
then log in and leave karma (feedback).

Comment 10 Fedora Update System 2012-12-20 15:27:14 UTC
perl-DateTime-0.77-1.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

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