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Re: Perl 5.26 and the . in INC issue where modules won't install

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Dan Book
November 1, 2018 16:17
Re: Perl 5.26 and the . in INC issue where modules won't install
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You can always fork the module but then it requires the other modules to
use that fork instead. Another alternative is Alt:: ( but that's opt-in for the user and messy, and
may not work out with Carton. Getting the author to pass you maintainership
or adopting the module if the maintainers haven't responded after a few
weeks (after trying listed emails, bug reports) is the simplest way to get
the dist fixed.


On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 11:37 AM Martin J. Evans <>

> Hi Module Authors,
> Increasingly I am having problems with modules in Perl 5.26 and later
> which won't install because of the . not in @INC issue. Quite often it is
> not even the module I want to use but a requirement
> e.g., Cache::Memory requires File::NFSLock and File::NFSLock won't install
> on 5.26 because of @INC change.
> In the case of File::NFSLock, a patch was submitted back in Feb 2017 (
> but it has still
> not been applied. Other than ask to take over maintainership of
> File::NFSLock (and a number of other modules with the same problem) what
> can I do to get this fixed? Is there a way for a non maintainer to apply
> the patch and release a new version?
> The extra reason this is a pain is we are using Carton and so I believe to
> supply a hand crafted fixed module I'd have to have a web server somewhere,
> where I could place the patched module.
> Thanks
> Martin

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