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Bug#619117: perl 5.12 transition

Dominic Hargreaves <dom@earth.li> writes:

> This adds

> - libafs-perl #623924, #621999

#623924 is easy to fix, but #621999 turns out to be a huge mess that's
going to take significant work in OpenAFS to fix.  Apart from a few
changes to the interfaces that the AFS Perl module uses, the AFS Perl
module was mixing libraries built with two entirely different threading
models, which no longer works.

Briefly, Perl cannot use LWP libraries since LWP conflicts with Perl's
built-in pthread support, so it has to use the pthreaded version, but
there's no pthreaded libvolser.  Previously libvolser had no direct
references to the threading implementation so this worked by accident, but
that's changed upstream.

The short version is that this isn't going to be fixed soon.  Julien,
please feel free to just remove libafs-perl from testing so that it
doesn't block any other transition (or tell me if I should file a separate
bug against release.debian.org to handle that).

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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