[arch-dev-public] Fixing Perl 5.10.0

Jan de Groot jan at jgc.homeip.net
Wed Jul 8 02:43:21 EDT 2009

On Tue, 2009-07-07 at 14:53 +0200, Firmicus wrote:
> I've sent the following message to Kevin a week ago, but since he has
> not responded, I thought it was best to raise the issue on this list.
> ---
> Perl 5.10.0 suffers from a few bugs, which have been fixed in
> Strawberry Perl (for Windows) and Debian.
> I would really like to apply the latest Debian patch for Perl 5.10.0
> (description at http://patch-tracking.debian.net/package/perl/5.10.0-23
> and patch at
> http://patch-tracking.debian.net/patch/nondebian/dl/perl/5.10.0-23).
> I know our our policy is to be as vanilla as possible, but take it as
> the exception that confirms the rule
> (and a consequence of the fact that perl releases occur at an extremely
> slow pace).
> My PKGBUILD and the debian patch with my modifications to get
> rid of Debian-specific stuff are here:
> http://archlinux.org/~francois/perl_pkgbuild+patch.tar.gz
> It compiles well here and "make test" passes all the tests. I have used it
> without problem for two weeks now.
> If you agree, I can upload the packages for both arches to testing this
> evening.
> NB: the Debian patch takes care of FS#13901
> BTW, any opinion on FS#10971 and FS#13808 ?
> Best,
> F

You might want to look at fedora, they have a bunch of standalone
patches, usually with descriptions or changelogs:

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