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Tom Callaway
February 15, 2008 15:46
Assistance with IPC modules and perl 5.10
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Hi perl5 porters! Fedora is in the process of trying to migrate to perl
5.10.0 for the next release, but we're hitting some disconcerting
failures with the test suites for IPC::ShareLite and IPC::SharedCache.
These failures lead me to believe that these modules probably won't work
properly in a 5.10.0 environment. Specifically, I've been testing
locally on x86_64, and seeing test case failures.

Any and all patches to resolve these failures would be very helpful, as
we're quickly running out of time in the Fedora 9 cycle to make large
feature changes.

You can see the build log (and test failures) for IPC::ShareLite here:

(note that IPC::ShareLite is patched with, normally it just
segfaults during the tests instead of failing)

Also, the build log and test failures for IPC::SharedCache are here:

As a secondary issue, both of these modules seem to be unmaintained for
several years. Given how pivotal they are in the perl dependency chain,
it seems that it would be a good idea for someone to maintain them
properly, or to rewrite these items entirely.

Thanks in advance,


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