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Re: Requirements update for some Perl-Packages

Jens Rehsack <> writes:

>> (Moving to 5.12.2 seems fine to me.)
> We are already on 5.12.2 (if nothing scrambled the commit)

Sorry, i hadn't updated in a few more days than I thought.

>> It seems odd that we have to take patches from CPAN and put them into
>> perl. It seems kind of buggy that programs need higher versions of
>> things that are in perl base than the latest released stable perl.
> The intended patches are primarily fixes, not feature enhancements.
> So patching those would increase stability of the perl base.

OK, that sounds fine to me.  It still seems broken of perl not to have
pulled these up to 5.12.2, but given that what you are proposing sounds

>> What are other systems (freebsd, openbsd, ubuntu, etc.) doing about this?
> Having completely depreciated packages. The Ubuntu users I know from
> don't use Ubuntu packages, they install directly from CPAN.
> This includes threads, threads::shared etc. are installed in another version
> than the bundled version in $perl_lib/sitelib. If we (or I) do this, this will
> increase maintenance overhead, require more CONFLICTS being added
> to lang/perl5/Makefile etc.

OK, you've convinced me.  (not that you have to - I stress that I don't
understand perl well enough)

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