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Re: perl 5.8 questions/comments

On Mon, Jul 29, 2002 at 07:25:44PM -0700, Karl M. Hegbloom wrote:
>Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org> writes:
>> I meant to ask -- when updating XS module packages for 5.8, should
>> they be made to build-dep on that version of perl? That may be
>> necessary once they hit the real archive to ensure that autobuilders
>> build them against the new version of perl.
>(just butting in) I bet the answer is "yes" becuase when you build
>-Dusethreads, the #ifdef's in the libperl code cause new slots to be
>added to some structs, and thus the resulting libperl is not binary
>compatible with one built without -Dusethreads.

Yes, this version certainly does introduce an incompatibility in the ABI
although that's dealt with by the dependencies required by perl-policy:

    perl (>= <build-version>), perlapi-<version>

The Build-Depend is a required so that those dependencies are set
correctly in the resulting binary.


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