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Dave Mitchell
June 23, 2014 15:11
Re: [perl.git] branch blead, updated. v5.21.1-28-g61a1ab5
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On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 02:46:17PM +0200, Matthew Horsfall wrote:
> In perl.git, the branch blead has been updated
> commit bf8aad214cb307418f11b7bc35e29edeba6b5de1
> Author: Matthew Horsfall <>
> Date:   Mon Jun 23 08:40:08 2014 -0400
>     RMG: Use -Dusedevel in ./Configure, like everywhere else in the RMG.
> M	Porting/release_managers_guide.pod

Surely the use of -Dusedevel should depend on whether you are testing a
development release or a production release.

> commit f32e93edaa93e78bc9ca7c6d0be0650a8c6d3f88
> Author: Matthew Horsfall <>
> Date:   Mon Jun 23 08:37:31 2014 -0400
>     RMG: Remove useless 'make distclean', save time

>   $ cd root/of/perl/tree
> - $ make distclean
>   $ git clean -xdf       # make sure perl and git agree on files
>   $ git status           # and there's nothing lying around

This test isn't useless and so shouldn't be skipped. When working on
tarballs rather than on a git-based repository, the 'git clean' command
isn't available; in this case we provide the 'make distclean' target
to allow the end user to achieve a similar effect. While we continue
to support 'make distclean' (and a separate discussion could be had about
that), we should check that the tarballs we ship have a functional 'make

But Pity stayed his hand. "It's a pity I've run out of bullets",
he thought. -- "Bored of the Rings"

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