[aur-general] perl 5.10.0 coming soon

Allan McRae mcrae_allan at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 17 19:13:59 EDT 2008

Firmicus wrote:
> 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
> http://ankabut.net/archlinux/perlcommunity/sergej.zip
> http://ankabut.net/archlinux/perlcommunity/allan.zip
> http://ankabut.net/archlinux/perlcommunity/bardo.zip
> Note that these contain only the packages in lib. There are a few more 
> that I have not touched:
> devel/svk
> devel/perl6-pugs
> games/hearse
> multimedia/freewrl
> multimedia/xmltv
> network/pppusage
> 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,
> Firmicus

Thanks for the PKGBUILDs.  Saves me some time over Easter.

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