[arch-dev-public] Perl 5.26 in [testing]
bluewind at xinu.at
Fri Jun 2 10:21:32 UTC 2017
Perl 5.26, as any other new perl version, requires all modules that are
not purely perl code to be rebuilt. We did that for all packages in our
For a list of upstream changes please refer to `man perldelta`.
Please note that the current directory (".") is no longer included by
default at the end of the module search path (@INC). This may have
widespread implications for the building, testing and installing of
modules, and for the execution of scripts. See the section "Removal of
the current directory (".") from @INC" in `man perldelta` for the full
Since our users probably installed some from AUR or with
CPANPLUS::Dist::Arch, I wrote a script that generates a local rebuild
list. To use it you will also need this.
- some modules simply don't support being loaded directly (Irssi,
SVN::_Core, Tk::Entry among others) so also run the test
(`perl -M$module -e1`) manually before reporting.
- site_perl overrides vendor_perl so if you fix an error for a module
in site_perl you have to run the script again afterwards.
Binaries linking with libperl.so will also need to be rebuilt. You can
use lddd from devtools to find those.
Please report any issue you encounter.
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