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Re: pkg/48500: lang/perl5 cause an unaligned access exception.

The following reply was made to PR pkg/48500; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Ignatios Souvatzis <>
Subject: Re: pkg/48500: lang/perl5 cause an unaligned access exception.
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:43:27 +0100

 On Mon, Jan 06, 2014 at 02:54:24PM -0600, Eric Schnoebelen wrote:
 >  (...)
 > I'm integrating this into the tree, but I can't decide if I need
 > to bump PKGREVISION on perl or not.  The issue only affects
 > NetBSD/alpha (or maybe alpha's generically), and otherwise has
 > no effect.
 > And I'd like to avoid a huge churn on non-alpha platforms.
 > My inclination is not to bump it, as fixes an issue (poor
 > execution style) on one platform only.
 > Contrary opinions?
 As I understand:
 * Does the bug prevent building of the package? Then there can't be
 a broken installed perl or binary package around with the bug, and
 you don't need to bump the revision.
 * However, if package building or installation succeed without the patch,
 and only the installed perl fails... then we (and the target system
 administrator) want to be able to distinguish the broken from the 
 allegedly-fixed version, so we need to bump the revision.

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