[arch-dev-public] Fixing Perl 5.10.0
kpiche at rogers.com
Mon Jul 13 23:08:17 EDT 2009
On Wed, 2009-07-08 at 08:43 +0200, Jan de Groot wrote:
> 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:
That's great thanks,
K. Piche <kpiche at rogers.com>
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