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Re: Bug#465783: perl: ExtUtils::Install upgrade in Perl 5.10 breaks too many packages

-=| Niko Tyni, Mon, Mar 17, 2008 at 09:43:36PM +0200 |=-
> On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 01:09:09AM +1100, Brendan O'Dea wrote:
> Update: three weeks after my mass bug filing 70% of the 'arch:all rmdir
> failed' (aka. perl-5.10-ftbfs-rmdir on [1]) bugs have been fixed. There
> are still 119 of them left, though. Kudos particularly to Gregor and
> the other hard-working pkg-perl folks for the almost endless stream of
> closed bugs :)

Full ack here. Gregor did an amazing job, fixing almost all of the
ftbfs-rmdir bugs for pkg-perl packages. And this was not simply running the
packagecheck script that makes the change in debian/rules automatically
(guess who wrote it -- Gregor!). All the packages were also brought to
the current group practices. And I can say that reviewing a package that
Gregor has updated was quite boring -- they were all just fine :)

> Anyway, it looks like the binNMU plan is still good, and a patch/NMU
> campaign of the relatively few 'perl-5.10-transition' bugs on [1] would
> make it even better. Any takers?

There are still 109 ftbfs-rmdir bugs. An NMU campaign can take them off
quite quickly[2]. However, I feel a bit uncomfortable doing NMUs for bugs
of severity 'important' when the bugs are not even associated with a
release goal[0].

    [2] I am thinking about automating the gory details
    [0] http://release.debian.org/lenny/goals.txt

Wouldn't the release team be pissed if the perl5.10 transition is done
without them be aware if it?

> [1] usertag overview linked from the end of 
>     http://wiki.debian.org/Perl5.10Transition

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