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Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes
October 17, 2003 10:37
Re: 5.8.2 is built as 5.8.1
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On Fri, Oct 17, 2003 at 09:41:43AM -0400, Andy Dougherty <> wrote:
> Simple, you say -- call the new snapshot 5.8.2 instead.  Then you build
> and install it so the experimental post-5.8.1 snapshot shared libperl is
> in $prefix/lib/5.8.2/$archname/CORE/  No conflicts, so far.
> But -- now suppose the *real* 5.8.2 comes out, and is significantly
> different in some way from your already-installed snapshot (e.g. hashes
> are changed in a binary incompatible way).  Now, as you try to build the
> real 5.8.2, you're picking up your experimental incompatible post-5.8.1
> snapshot instead!

Can you be more explicit about what would pick up the old
Do you mean while testing the newly build real 5.8.2?  And if there is
a problem here, it exists for the release candidates already.

> What to do?  I normally recommend using a different $prefix for installing
> experimental versions.

That would work.

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