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Re: [perl #119879] Cannot install module requiring perl-5.6 via'cpan'

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From:
Nicholas Clark
Date:
September 18, 2013 12:37
Subject:
Re: [perl #119879] Cannot install module requiring perl-5.6 via'cpan'
Message ID:
20130918123719.GB66035@plum.flirble.org
On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 01:22:29PM +0100, Steve Hay wrote:
> On 18 September 2013 12:54, Leon Timmermans <fawaka@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 1:12 PM, Steve Hay <perlbug-followup@perl.org>

> >> The same thing worked fine in perl-5.19.3.
> >
> >
> > It shouldn't have. If it did, I would guess that's because it was being
> > ignored somehow.
> 
> It certainly did "work", and likewise in earlier (stable) perls too --
> at least 5.18.0 and 5.18.1; I haven't tried further back.
> 
> Let's hope there aren't too many CPAN distros out there harbouring the
> same problem, which has evidently been masked for some time!

Possibly stupid question - do we know what change actually fixed this?
(The old behaviour does seem to be a bug)

Nicholas Clark

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