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From:
David Oswald
Date:
March 5, 2012 21:47
Subject:
A bogus version of Test has been uploaded to CPAN.
Message ID:
CAKTcQ96xL9L_ut+yRCs5-mR+hkNLKstDXEodiZv8QpTX0E+5Ew@mail.gmail.com
It looks like a bogus (and empty) version of the Test distribution has
been uploaded to CPAN, and may have found its way into some smoke
testers.

Here is an RT on the issue: https://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=75541

And here is the bogus distribution: http://search.cpan.org/~wwolf/Test/

Here is an example of a smoke test failure that probably relates to
the issue: http://www.cpantesters.org/cpan/report/1787768e-6721-11e1-ad88-7ac0a0f8bb33

The correct Test.pm distribution is: http://search.cpan.org/~sburke/Test/

I've sent an email to wwolf requesting he delete his empty Test
distribution, but naturally the email bounced as undeliverable.

This is probably my cue to drop in the Test::More version of the test
suite that I've been holding back for awhile now, not wanting to tempt
fate by introducing new potential test suite bugs.  But if there's any
way to resolve the Test issue so that I can leave the existing test
suite for Inline::CPP in place just a little longer I'd appreciate
hearing suggestions.

I thought about placing a BUILD_REQUIRES in Makefile.PL that specifies
a minimum version number greater than that of the bogus distribution,
but I'm not sure whether that would be enough of a hint to the various
cpan installers to shift from one author's dist. to another.

Dave



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David Oswald
daoswald@gmail.com

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