[aur-general] perl 5.10.0 coming soon
mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 17 19:13:59 EDT 2008
> Hello all,
> this message is primarily adressed at the few TUs who maintain perl
> packages in community (namely Sergej, Allan and bardo), but should
> also be read by everyone else contributing perl packages to AUR as well.
> perl 5.10.0 – currently in testing – will soon be moved to core. Since
> this release implements a new "Perl Policy", there are some important
> changes in packaging that should be noted. Also, all packages that
> provide compiled libraries or that embed their own perl engine must be
> recompiled. Even better is to update ALL perl packages according to
> the new path scheme.
> See http://ankabut.net/archlinux/perlcommunity/PKGBUILD-perl.proto for
> the new and simpler way to package perl stuff.
> Since I had to do the job for my packages anyway, it was equally easy
> for me to update all PKGBUILDs at once. So Sergej, Allan and bardo can
> grab their new PKGBUILDs from
> Note that these contain only the packages in lib. There are a few more
> that I have not touched:
> These are left as an exercise to their respective maintainers ;)
> Be sure to backup your old PKGBUILDs and to check carefully those I
> made (especially the depends array). Kevin – the perl maintainer – is
> going to notify us when he moves perl from testing to core. Then we
> should get busy building the packages and uploading them to the repo :)
> Have fun,
Thanks for the PKGBUILDs. Saves me some time over Easter.
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