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Re: Perl 5.8.0

On Tue, Jul 23, 2002 at 04:20:18PM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>perl 5.8.0 is out. And once again we have a binary incompatibility for
>binary modules ... that's many packages to update.

My plan was actually to set up a staging area in my home directory on
people.debian.org and upload the packages I'm preparing to there.

The principal reason for this staging area is to ensure that the perl
packages build cleanly for all architectures and to iron out any
packaging glitches.

In addition I had in mind a small script run by cron to sweep packages
from a Debian group writable ~bod/incoming directory into a mini-pool
under ~bod/public_html/perl and build Packages/Sources.

This would allow builds of binary module packages and packages using an
embedded interpreter to be uploaded by maintainers over a week or two.

*After* that time the whole lot could be dumped into incoming and if
necessary a NMU party for binary modules could be held to fix the

The first cut of 5.8.0 packages is almost done and I hope to have the
staging area and those packages ready by the weekend.

I'll send a message to d-d-announce when that's ready and maintainers
can start uploading into/using the staging area.


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