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Ricardo Signes
May 15, 2012 15:54
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Here's where we stand.

* Win32 is still in the same shape it was yesterday.

* Jim Keenan reported "Unrecognized character \xCB;" during a
  terminated-and-restarted build that we could not reproduce.  He's going to
  try again.  I do not consider this a blocker.

* [perl #112946] - The user is building as root with umask 0700 (or so). is written out o-w,g-w and then the filetest.t test
  drops to uid 1 and tries to do work, which tries to load,
  which can no longer be read.

  My take:  we fix the test... later.  This goes into known problems as
  "t/op/filetest.t will fail if you are building as root with umask 0x00"

* "Configure misdetects strlcpy et. al. with gcc -flto"

  I think this, too, is "known problem" material.  As Nicholas mentioned,
  touching the code that sorts this out has been known to be twitchy.  I think
  Lukas presented something new and quite possibly better, but I'd rather see
  it more thoroughly tested.

* "IO::Socket fails to propagate socket type information"

  I would have liked to leave this applied, but I think we're going to provide
  a better build success rate without it for now.  The *really important* thing
  is that IO is dual-lifed, and we can release a fix as soon as we're happy
  with it, and it can be installed atop 5.16.0 even before 5.16.1, if that's
  how things pan out.

* 5.16.0-RC1: mro/package_aliases_utf8.t failing with PERL_UNICODE=A

  I have yet to try to reproduce this, but I imagine I'll be able to, and that
  Lukas's suggested fix will be right for now... but probably PERL_UNICODE
  belongs in @bad_env_vars in t/TEST, no?


If I have not listed your bug or concern, I promise I am not slyly trying to
put one over on you.  I just forgot.

I am on a bus right now, and so I can't do all the build testing I'd like, but
I will do so tonight.  If I hear no strong objections, I will also issue RC2.
After all, we can always have RC3, right?

Finally, I remember how many of Jesse Vincent's emails during the 5.14 release
period were sent from airports.  Mine all all to come from the bus.  I wonder
whether the next pumpking will be sending a lot of RC-related mail from a


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