Fwd: [rt.cpan.org #41742] Failing Author Test (t/core)
I'm sure Paul sent this reply to the list awhile ago, I remember
reading something from him, but I'm not sure if he covered everything
there as he did in his RT response.
Thanks for the response Paul! I hope you don't mind me re-posting your
reply. I assumed it'd be okay since RT replies are all public anyway.
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From: PJF via RT <bug-IPC-System-Simple@rt.cpan.org>
Date: Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 8:37 PM
Subject: [rt.cpan.org #41742] Failing Author Test (t/core)
<URL: https://rt.cpan.org/Ticket/Display.html?id=41742 >
My apologies for the slow response to this ticket. Perl 5.10 did indeed
cause problems for IPC::System::Simple, but due to core dump information
not being correctly reported in $? on some platforms, most notably Linux.
A patch has entered bleadperl which will resolve this issue on Perl
5.10.1 (when it is released), and a workaround applied to
IPC::System::Simple so that it correctly reports core dumps on 5.10.0,
regardless of platform. This was released in version 1.17 of
Many thanks for the report, and all the very best,