[arch-general] perl 5.12

Firmicus Firmicus at gmx.net
Tue May 4 11:09:31 CEST 2010

On 29/04/2010 04:25, Caleb Cushing wrote:
> Is there a timeline for perl 5.12 entering testing? I realize it's an
> important not to be jumped into thing... but I don't see any bugs that
> are obviously holding it up... so I'm just curious why it hasn't
> entered testing yet.
See my reply to aur-general.

I'd also add that core packages need to be packaged with utmost care, 
and there are several issues with perl 5.12.0 that have yet to be 
solved. There are also some pending issues on FlySpray that need careful 
thinking, such as the issue of FHS non-compliance under /usr/bin. 
Besides that, even though my latest PKGBUILD compiles fine, "make test" 
throws out a substantial number of errors ("Failed 138 tests out of 
1722, 91.99% okay"). It's fine to have the latest and greatest whenever 
possible, but packaging is also not a speed competition :)


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