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[Popcon-developers] Bug#730760: perl-base: IO::Socket::INET cannot cope with "option inet6" in /etc/resolv.conf

On Fri, Jan 17, 2014 at 04:57:45PM +0100, gregor herrmann wrote:
> Control: reassign -1 popularity-contest
> On Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:19:33 +0000, Bob Ham wrote:
> > >A more pragmatic solution might be to use IO::Socket::IP instead.
> > 
> > I see now that IO::Socket::INET is only intended for IPv4; I hadn't
> > realised that.  This problem showed up because the
> > /usr/share/popularity-contest/popcon-upload script in
> > popularity-contest makes use of IO::Socket::INET.  Perhaps this bug
> > could be reassigned to the popularity-contest package so that it can
> > be changed to use IO::Socket::IP instead?

Thanks to have CC us.

This is very annoying because IO::Socket::INET is part of perl-base but
IO::Socket::IP is part of libio-socket-ip-perl. The whole design of 
popcon-upload was to use only Essential pakages to keep a small footprint.

Would it be possible to have at least IO::Socket::INET6 in perl-base ?
This would make perl-base IPv4/IPv6 agnostic. 

Bill. <ballombe at debian.org>

Imagine a large red swirl here. 

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