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Re: perl version depends

Richard Braakman wrote:
> Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > Le Thu, Oct 08, 1998 at 04:14:18AM +0200, Martin Schulze écrivait:
> > > Another solution would be a) to postpone the freeze for some time or b)
> > > allow fixed perl uploads within the freeze.
> > 
> > b) would be fine for me. Because perl uploads will not introduce any 
> > security holes and because packages will only be modified in the sense
> > that they will use a different directory. 
> That "only" is a large source of packaging bugs.  In fact, the (IMO)
> most annoying upgrade problem in hamm was a pathname problem: two
> packages had moved to a different directory at the last minute, and
> the auto upgrade script hadn't been modified to match.

Speaking of the upgrade script, is there *any* reason why 
/pub/debian/dists/hamm/main/upgrade-i386/cd_autoup.sh still doesn't
run and the fixed version is in /pub/debian/Incoming/upgrade-i386/cd_autoup.sh
since Sep 5th?

> I think we should fall back on perl 5.004, and only move to 5.005 when
> there's a real plan for upgrading cleanly.  Many core utilities rely

When slink is released it's time to break sid.  No problem with this.
That's the usual way to switch to newer versions of programs.



The only stupid question is the unasked one.

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