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Re: [patch@33919] Module build changes for VMS

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John E. Malmberg
May 31, 2008 09:56
Re: [patch@33919] Module build changes for VMS
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Ken Williams wrote:
> On Thu, May 29, 2008 at 10:13 PM, Craig A. Berry
> <> wrote:
>> After doing some testing with my own revision of the third version of
>> this patch against blead, I belatedly realized that much of it has
>> already been applied to the development stream of Module::Build,
>> available via:
>> % svn co mb
>> which is rather far out of synch with blead.  Then there is a separate
>> branch of Module::Build that was made up to match what shipped with
>> 5.10:
>> I think it's important that we not apply any more
>> patches for M::B to blead until we get things synched up -- the merge
>> will just get worse if we put it off.
> I would prefer to not apply any more M::B patches to blead unless
> they're integrating from the canonical M::B code.  Sometimes the
> bleadkeepers are more responsive than I am, though, so that's likely
> why patches are routed there first sometimes...

I do not know if you noticed the other thread about Archive::Tar on VMS, 
but I have found the issue with the ppm.t test.  There is a bug in 
perl/vms or Archive::Tar/vms that is causing the ppm.t test to build a 
corrupt tarball.

I have a hacked Archive::Tar to work around the problem, but I think the 
problem is really in Perl, and I need to make a small test 
verify/demonstrate it.

With that fixed, the ppm.t test needs changes to not assume a case 
preserving file system.  I have not worked out those changes yet.

So we know know how to get Module::Build completely passing on VMS.

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