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[perl #128775] [PATCH] ignore PERL_*_BACKEND variables during corebuilds

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Father Chrysostomos via RT
July 31, 2016 13:39
[perl #128775] [PATCH] ignore PERL_*_BACKEND variables during corebuilds
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On Sun Jul 31 03:12:36 2016, wrote:
> On 07/30/2016 02:56 AM, Father Chrysostomos via RT wrote:
> > Thank you.  Looks good.  But....
> >
> > Why is this not being applied to the CPAN repo if CPAN is upstream
> > for this module.  What is the rush to get it into blead before the
> > next Parse::CPAN::Meta release?
> >
> The patch has one purpose only: to allow one to build perl itself in
> an
> environment where PERL_YAML_BACKEND is set to something that is
> expected
> to be installed ahead of time. As it currently stands perl's
> post-compilation test run (which includes tests of P::C::M) will fail.
> The perceived rush is so that people who do have a nonstandard ENV
> will
> not have to wait another month before they can compile random
> bleadperl
> without the need to sanitize their environment.

Thank you for the explanation.  I failed to read the ‘against maint-5.24‘ part!

I believe this is unprecedented, but I also believe that the maint ‘policy’ consists of *guidelines* as to what is acceptable for maint.

This patch makes sense, so it gets my +1.


Father Chrysostomos

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