Re: BOD: 5.8.1 is coming, have all Debian patches been shown to upstream?
Brendan O'Dea posted to [gmane.linux.debian.devel.perl]:
>>The list of patches currently in Debian perl_5.8.0-19.diff.gz are:
>>Seems like 60 patches is a lot to keep track of ;-). Thanks always for
>>your hard work, Brendan, and for the rest of Debian-Perl for supporting.
> Well, there aren't actually 60 patches if you count them.
The apples on my table aren't as red as my face right now.
> Note the gap in numbering: the NN_fix_* patches are generally back-
> ported from upstream or posted to p5p when applied. These patches are
> generally applicable to any Perl installation.
Rational, logical, -- and inexplicable why I didn't catch on to that.
> I verified that all these patches were incorporated when RC1 or 2 was
>> Also, [the selfish reason for this posting], I wondered:
>>I've been working on building my own perl-5.8 installation on Woody (stable)
>>and would like to ask what ones of the above-listed patches are most
> I would suggest the following:
> $ apt-get source perl
> $ cd perl-5.8.0
> $ debian/rules unpatch
> $ rm debian/patches/*_debian_*
> $ debian/rules patch
> which will remove all the Debian-specific stuff.
Oyyy. That's superb. I actually *have* looked at "rules" before in different
packages but it was a while ago. I just cannot help sounding fawning again:
Brendan, the way you maintain Perl is an example to packagers everywhere, IMHO;
and the way you give advice and answers to relatively clueless people like
myself is admirably generous and clear. I am most gratified to have my worries
resolved and my understanding enlarged this way.
Sooooo, tell me, my little one-eyed one: on what poor, pitiful, defenseless
planet has my MONSTROSITY been ... unleashed?
-- "Dr. Jumba" (Disney's "Lilo and Stitch")