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Todd Rinaldo
December 26, 2012 21:45
Re: cPanel version of "Storable 2.39_01" breaks backwards compatibility
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On Dec 26, 2012, at 2:58 PM, Alex Vandiver <> wrote:

> On Wed, 2012-12-26 at 14:41 -0600, Todd Rinaldo wrote:
>> Yes we have realized this was a problem and have taken steps to change
>> the default behavior to be compatible with upstream in our upcoming
>> major release (11.36) of cPanel, tentatively in January.
> For this upcoming release, do you intend to base those changes on the
> current version of Storable as it exists in core perl, or to deviate
> further from your 2.25-derived Storable?
The upcoming release will include perl 5.14.3 provided as a set of RPMs installed to the prefix /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/perl/514. We are working to step away from messing with /usr/bin/perl since it breaks what CentOS can and can't install. 

We will ship a patched version of Storable based on 2.39 (2.40 is just a doc release, right?). The Storable module will behave identical to 2.39 by default. We will maintain the patches in our perl until we find a way to get off storable all together. We did consider changing the name space but this was problematic for other reasons. Anyway the patched Storable in 11.36 will be clearly to cPanel perl and /usr/bin/perl will revert to what CPAN provides. 

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