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Re: Perl 5.12 repository pushed to Alioth

[Cc-ing debian-perl to get more minds in the loop]

-=| Niko Tyni, Wed, Apr 07, 2010 at 12:36:30AM +0300 |=-
> Update: I've now done all the rebuilds, quoting the report I just 
> sent to p5p:
>    I tried to rebuild ~2150 Perl related packages from the Debian 'unstable'
>    suite: those with names matching /perl/ or linking against libperl.
>    There were about 80 build failures, and 110 packages could not be
>    tested because their build dependencies could not be installed [1].
>    The remaining 1950 packages built fine.
>    About 60 failures were Perl 5.12 regressions. Six of those are already
>    fixed in newer module versions on CPAN.
>    35 failed because of Perl::MinimumVersion breaking ([rt.cpan.org #56081]).
>    I think these tests are mostly run only when AUTOMATED_TESTING is set,
>    so they probably don't show up on the CPAN tester reports.

Great work!

> I haven't put the arch:any binNMUs anywhere on the web yet as I'm not
> sure if a ~300M repository is too big for people.debian.org. Probably
> I'm just too shy.
> > Somewhere in between an upload to experimental would be a good thing to
> > see if the beast builds on all platforms and provide a common baseline
> > package.
> Did this today, but it needs to pass NEW first.


> > As is probably obvious all of this is going to take a while, but it's
> > mostly scriptable. I think some results can be expected in a week or so,
> > depending on how soon I get this running.
> Heh, it's been a week today :)

While not a piece of cake, getting 5.12 iin squeeze doesn't look 
impossible. How can we help?

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