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Re: Upcoming perl 5.14 transition

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 15:18:11 +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:

> On Sun, 2011-11-13 at 13:59 +0000, Dominic Hargreaves wrote:
> > As per #637809, I plan to upload perl 5.14 to unstable soon (maybe today,
> > depending on how some last bits of testing go). Like last time, this
> > will mean that a large number (~ 470) of packages will need to be binNMUed
> > by the release team. I'm sure they would appreciate uploads for these
> > packages being avoided once the rebuilds start, so that the transition
> > isn't interrupted, so I hope that this heads-up is useful. If this is
> > likely to cause any serious problems for anyone, let me know ASAP.
> > dd-list follows:
> [...]
> Please ask before scheduling a binNMU of linux-2.6.  It takes a
> substantial time to rebuild on some architectures and would be a waste
> of time if there was a maintainer upload planned around the same time.
We won't actually have to rebuild linux-2.6, because the libperl
dependency is for perf, which is now built from linux-tools.


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