Re: Author tests and IPC::System::Simple
G'day Gregor and Debian Perl
(especially anyone running 5.10 on Debian/Linux),
I've applied a patch to IPC::System::Simple which *should* detect the $? bug
in Perl 5.10 and use a work-around where needed. Unfortunately, I don't
have a Linux machine with 5.10 handy for me to test it on.
If it's convenient, is there any chance you can test my dev version at:
Or, if you have git:
git clone git://github.com/pfenwick/ipc-system-simple.git
(or a 'git pull' if you've already cloned the repo.)
You can then use the standard:
TEST_AUTHOR=1 make test
or your preferred way of testing Perl modules.
You'll need to be sure to set TEST_AUTHOR=1 when running the tests. All the
tests, including the core dump tests, should pass under both 5.8 and 5.10.
Many thanks again for all your help!
 If you're curious to see the workaround, it's at
 If it's not convenient, I'll have access to a wider range of machines
when I get home this weekend, so I can test things myself then.
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