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Dave Mitchell
August 3, 2009 13:18
Re: GitLive-maint-5.10-1655-g4197df1 breaks 100s of modules
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On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 11:10:13AM -0500, Craig A. Berry wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 4:24 AM, demerphq<> wrote:
> > 2009/7/28 David Favor <>:
> >> As an example here's a compile of PPI which works
> >> and one which fails.
> >>
> >>    perl-5.10.1-1641
> >>
> >>
> >>    perl-5.10.1-1655
> >>
> >
> > That was a doc patch. Can you try your test again from a few commits earlier?
> Thanks for the report, David, and thanks for testing.  After climbing
> back into the chair from which I'd fallen and looking up what PPI is,
> I realized that nothing "breaks 100s of modules."  Something breaks
> one module, PPI, which now apparently has pretty basic difficulties
> doing its job of parsing other modules.
> As Yves says, narrowing this down further would help (maybe use git
> bisect?).  You might also look into why on your run with failures, the
> manifest checker finds cache files from a previous run:
> Not in MANIFEST: t/data/18_cache/6/64/64568092e7faba16d99fa04706c46517.ppi
> Not in MANIFEST: t/data/18_cache/a/ab/abcdef1234567890abcdef1234567890.ppi
> Does clearing those out manually make any difference in the test
> failures?  Even if it doesn't, the clean targets in PPI may need a
> little attention.
> The tests that fail spew a lot of warnings that weren't there before.
> Can you follow the clues they give about where the trouble might be
> and create a smaller reproducer?
> I'm cc'ing Adam Kennedy, who appears to be the PPI maintainer, in case
> he has any advice or insight.

Has anyone got any further news on this?

"Procrastination grows to fill the available time"
    -- Mitchell's corollary to Parkinson's Law

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