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Re: why perl 5.8 won't be in testing for a while

Anthony DeRobertis (asd@suespammers.org) wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-10-04 at 20:29, Ardo van Rangelrooij wrote:
> > I for one have several modules which build ok, but fail during testing.  So
> > I have changed temporarily the rules to '-$(MAKE) test', especially since
> > the number of failing test cases is rather small.
> If those are actual failures (instead of false positives from broken
> tests), please be very wary of doing that.

So far it didn't cause any problems and I definitely don't plan on making
it a habit do just get the package in the archive.  From what I've seen
it's a combination of broken code and broken tests.
> If you do decided to do that anyway, it'd probably be a good idea to
> file bugs against your own package, so that people looking will find it.
> And it is a bug, after all.

Yep, you're right.  I'll do that.

Ardo van Rangelrooij
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