Bug#935737: transition: perl
Hi, perl 5.30 has been in experimental since May and I think it is
ready for sid/bullseye now.
Our test rebuilds caught unusually few failures and those are
all fixed now.
The build system has been revamped: it's now based on debhelper/dh
and supports building the three perl variants (static, shared, debug)
in parallel via symlink farms in separate build directories. Other
packaging changes are minimal.
The symlink farm part broke builds under qemu-user (due to its
special/buggy $0 implementation), but that doesn't concern release
architectures. See #931641. I believe only the sh4 buildds are currently
As usual the bugs are at
Please let us know when we might get a transition slot. Both of us
are currently rather taken by real life stuff, so would appreciate an
advance warning if possible.
Many thanks for your work on the release.
title = "perl";
is_affected = .depends ~ "libperl5.28|perlapi-5.28" | .depends ~ "libperl5.30|perlapi-5.30";
is_good = .depends ~ "libperl5.30|perlapi-5.30";
is_bad = .depends ~ "libperl5.28|perlapi-5.28";
-- System Information:
Debian Release: 10.0
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Kernel: Linux 4.19.0-5-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=fi_FI.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled