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Re: 5.8.2 is built as 5.8.1

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Stas Bekman
October 17, 2003 00:44
Re: 5.8.2 is built as 5.8.1
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Jim Cromie wrote:
> Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
>> That's no fix.  When 5.9.0 is released, I want to be able to install
>> it.  As soon as a few more changes are applied, I want to be able to
>> install that as 5.9.1-tobe. 
> The (well an) answer is right there. ^
> why not use a suffix, such as -alpha or -blead,  as is done with -RC1, etc.
> the right suffix would convey the status unambiguously,
> and doesnt require incessant @patchnum bumps either.
> A related/follow-on question would be whether @INC should contain the 
> suffix;
> either choice would be unsuprising.
> /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.2-alpha/i686-linux-thread-multi
>    /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.8.2-alpha
>    /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.2-alpha/i686-linux-thread-multi
>    /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.2-alpha
>    /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl

it'll make the transition harder as you may need to recompile a whole lot of 
3rd party modules, when you move from 5.8.2-alpha to 5.8.2-beta.

You also forgot to mention the C macros SUBVERSION and such.

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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