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Shlomi Fish
May 11, 2012 05:16
Re: Perl 5.16.0 RC0
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Hi all,

On Thu, 10 May 2012 23:38:23 -0400
Ricardo Signes <> wrote:

>     Cerebrotonic Cato may
>     Extol the Ancient Disciplines,
>     But the muscle-bound Marines
>     Mutiny for food and pay.
>     Caesar's double-bed is warm
>     As an unimportant clerk
>     Writes I DO NOT LIKE MY WORK
>     On a pink official form.
>       -- W. H. Auden, The Fall of Rome
> I've just uploaded the first release candidate of Perl 5.16.0 to PAUSE.
> The files should be available soon, with the following SHA sums:
>   3f08f8e00adc215ccbf6aff38c58eef58f4df102  perl-5.16.0-RC0.tar.bz2
>   99ce35a3e1a48b6936e3e2e56966cb6736181875  perl-5.16.0-RC0.tar.gz
> While we go to lengths to ensure that new versions of Perl don't break
> existing programs, it does happen. It's really, really important that
> we catch unintentional breakage BEFORE we release Perl 5.16.0.
> It is imperative that you test this release candidate with any software
> written in Perl which you use or maintain. 

OK, trying to install my CPAN distributions (and their dependencies), I found

1. IO::All tests now emit a lot of warnings (due to a stray \E after a \u). I
fixed it in the main IO-All repository, but Ingy needs to release a new CPAN

2. The tests of URI::Fetch are now broken on my machine (but also on
perl-5.14.2). I reported this bug report about it:

3. Most of my other modules were built and installed fine.


Next, I'm going to try to force install URI::Fetch and then try to build my
home site with it.


	Shlomi Fish

> Similarly, we test Perl on a variety of operating systems on a number of
> platforms with several different compilers. If you're not 100% certain
> that we're testing yours, NOW is the time to make sure that Perl 5.16.0
> builds and passes its tests on your platform.
> If no "showstopper" class bugs are found in the next 7 days, we will release
> a virtually identical tarball as Perl 5.16.0 on or soon after Thursday, May
> 17, 2012.

Shlomi Fish
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