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H.Merijn Brand
May 30, 2008 21:39
Re: This Week on perl5-porters - 18-24 May 2008
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On Fri, 30 May 2008 23:23:31 +0200, David Landgren <>

> Some smoke digging (HP-UX failures)
>    H.Merijn Brand delved into HP-UX smoke reports to figure out what was
>    going wrong. "Time::Piece" was already under control (see above), but
>    "Math::Trig" was failing (and the only recent change has been an
>    upgrade to "Math::Complex"). Tests for "readdir" were also turning
>    black, which suggested subtler problems.

Math::Complex still fails on HP-UX 10.20.
No reply from either Zefram or Jarkko as yet
My suggested change was only verbosity so far. No fix.

>    Half way through the conversation, Craig Berry announced the
>    integration of Gisle Aas's fix for "Time::Piece" which addressed the
>    VMS problems, and H.Merijn reported that it did the trick for HP-UX as

Time::Piece is fixed

>    well. Using the power of CPAN, H.Merijn was able to go through
>    previous "Math::Complex" versions, and this allowed him to resolve
>    that problem.
>    I think the "readdir" problem was solved by upgrading smoke harness.


>    The remaining failure appeared to be caused by "use blib" hoisting in
>    an errant directory into @INC. Bram showed him how to fix that, which
>    should nail down the last error.
>      going for O O O O

assuming I smoke from /foo/CPAN/perl-current, having a /foo/CPAN/blib
will cause the blib test to fail. That folder was there by accident,
and I removed it, but I still have the opinion that having dirs outside
of the smoked source tree that are not to be expected system folders
(like / or /etc) should not make tests fail.

>    But then H.Merijn reported a problem with a failing blib test, and
>    everyone pretended to pay attention to the character encoding debates.
>      war knocked

H.Merijn Brand         Amsterdam Perl Mongers (
using & porting perl 5.6.2, 5.8.x, 5.10.x  on HP-UX 10.20, 11.00, 11.11,
& 11.23, SuSE 10.1 & 10.2, AIX 5.2, and Cygwin.  

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