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Re: Bug#389053: apache2-common: API module structure `perl_module' in file /usr/lib/apache2/modules/mod_perl.so is garbled

Tollef Fog Heen <tfheen@err.no> writes:
> Russ Allbery skrev:

>> Speaking as one of those maintainers, I hate to try to build against
>> experimental because it's difficult for me to build and test.  I don't
>> have any systems that are installing Apache from experimental, and it's
>> a bit annoying to try to get all the pieces lined up properly (a
>> pbuilder with experimental packages, for instance).

> While it's _easier_ to test against unstable, just doing apt-get -t
> experimental install apache2-threaded-dev and then building and fixing
> your package on your development system doesn't seem like too much to
> ask?

I never build packages outside of pbuilder, so it takes a bit more work
than that.  I know how to do it of course (or install all the necessary
development packages to do a build outside pbuilder), but given that I
already know that my package builds against Apache 2.2, I'm not sure what
doing so would really accomplish.

(My main development system is already running Apache for other reasons,
which makes it a bit more annoying to do the build outside pbuilder since
I would have to generally upgrade to the experimental version of Apache at
the same time.)

And, possibly more to the point, if I were maintaining a package like
mod_php, I'd make much more of an effort to test in experimental.  I doubt
anyone's going to notice momentary breakage of webauth in unstable except
me, though.  :)

> Just adding experimental to your sources.list does not mean you'll have
> any packages from experimental automatically installed.

Yeah, experimental is already in my sources.list.

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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