Re: WARNING! (was: Re: New Perl Packages Released)
On Fri, Feb 16, 2001 at 02:45:06AM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
>Brendan O'Dea <email@example.com> wrote:
>>The perl package provides perl5. The perl-5.6 transitional package
>>requires perl. People do not need to fix their packages immediately
>>(although should in time).
>Since /usr/lib/perl5/5.6 is not in @INC, I believe that
>architecture-independent modules built against the previous perl-5.6
>need to be rebuilt as soon as possible. Have I missed something? I know
>that statnews currently doesn't work because libmime-perl installs
>MIME::Words into that directory.
The new packages don't include /usr/lib/perl5/5.6 as the previous perl
policy mandated explicily overriding privlib as /usr/lib/perl5.
They *do* include /usr/lib/perl5/5.6/i386-linux, where XS modules were
installed, and /usr/lib/perl5 where perl only modules were meant to be
>I take it it wasn't possible to fit the old arch-independent paths into
>@INC? Luckily, nothing critical on my system seems to depend on modules
It is possible. I just didn't do it since of the modules installed on
my system only one package got that wrong. There would appear to be a
$ zgrep ^usr/lib/perl5/5.6/ dists/sid/Contents-i386.gz |
fgrep -v /i386-linux/ | sed 's!.*/!!' | sort -u
And the libcgi-pm-perl package would appear to be the only one using
I need to upload a new version to add -mieee for alpha, so I'll
temporarily add /usr/lib/perl5/5.6 to @INC and file bugs those of the
above packages which have not yet been uploaded (some have).
Brendan O'Dea firstname.lastname@example.org
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