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Reini Urban
May 24, 2013 13:35
Re: RFC: Deprecating Module::Build
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Keeping CPAN happy with 5.6.2 and 5.8.9 is not so hard.

I keep a distroprefs for some rarely needed patches, but in fact
almost everything works on 5.6.2 and 5.8.9. At least some old versions,
until someone went berserk and removed support in newer versions.
Like to enforce LICENSE in EUMM metas.

On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 6:31 AM, David Cantrell <> wrote:
> On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 12:23:08AM +0200, Aristotle Pagaltzis wrote:
>> * Paul LeoNerd Evans <> [2013-05-23 23:20]:
>> > Is this something that can somehow be enforced, or at least
>> > smoke-tested on?
>> Anyone running a CPAN smoker under a pre-M::B perl is smoke-testing that
>> already. I know I get CPAN Testers reports for such perls but don???t know
>> if there is systematic or only sporadic effort there.
> I test everything that gets released to the CPAN with perl 5.6.2
> and 5.8.9.  These days most of it doesn't actually build though
> (especially with 5.6.2), and so doesn't generate any kind of report,
> even if using cpXXXan for dependencies.
> --
> David Cantrell | semi-evolved ape-thing
>     There are many different types of sausages.  The best are
>     from the north of England.  The wurst are from Germany.
>       -- seen in alt.2eggs...

Reini Urban

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