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Re: port-alpha/17926 (perl 5.6.1 test generates core dump)

The following reply was made to PR port-alpha/17926; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: port-alpha/17926 (perl 5.6.1 test generates core dump)
Date: Sat, 8 Aug 2009 17:03:35 +0000

 On Wed, Aug 05, 2009 at 03:20:03PM +0000, Ray Phillips wrote:
  >  >2) Is there a particular reason you can't use the pkgsrc package of
  >  >    perl5 instead of building this "standalone" outside pkgsrc?
  >  Well, I guess I'm a bit ornery.  I think programs should compile 
  >  properly without needing to be modified, particularly in the case of 
  >  such a basic tool as perl.
 Sure, but there are 21 patches to perl in pkgsrc, some of which look
 maybe significant. Ideally everything should work out of the box, but
 the whole point of pkgsrc is that there's a big gap between that ideal
 and reality.
 Can you extract the detailed test failure reports and append them to
 the PR? The short form you sent me doesn't really have enough in it to
 be useful. Plus, my interest in fixing perl is ... limited. :-)
 If the problems are upstream bugs they'll need to be reported upstream.
 David A. Holland

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