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From:
James E Keenan via RT
Date:
April 18, 2017 18:46
Subject:
[perl #131169] perlbug included
Message ID:
rt-4.0.24-19962-1492541181-280.131169-15-0@perl.org
On Tue, 18 Apr 2017 02:27:28 GMT, law@tlinx.org wrote:
> 
> Reply-To: perl-diddler@tlinx.org
> Subject: base.pm broken (no one is testing on cygwin, BTW...)
> From: perl-diddler@tlinx.org
> Message-Id: <5.22.3_3640_1492475179@ATHENAE.hs.tlinx.org>
> To: perlbug@perl.org
> Cc: ASSI@cygwin.nonet
> 
> 
> This is a bug report for perl from perl-diddler@tlinx.org,
> generated with the help of perlbug 1.40 running under perl 5.22.3.
> 
> 
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> [Please describe your issue here]
> 
> In testing for Spiffy.pm,  "base.pm" fails with:
> 
> X.pm did not return a true value at /usr/lib/perl5/5.22/base.pm line
> 99.
>         ...propagated at /usr/lib/perl5/5.22/base.pm line 108.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at t/mixin.t line 14.
> 
> 
> This causes Spiffy to fail.
>   causing Test::Base to fail.
>     causing Test::YAML to fail.
>       causing YAML to fail.
>         causing the new CPAN to fail...
> 
> Most of that wasn't initially reported, because Test::Reporter
>   couldn't use Test::Reporter::Transport::Metabase.
> That failed for multiple reasons, but finally led down
> to a module
> 
> Data::UUID -- which is broken due to the author having no testing
> on cygwin (which the thought was some type of windows platform,
> not realizing it was a POSIX (linux) platform.
> 
> I modifyed UUID.{c,h} to allow it to build by doing a substitute
> on all lines:
>   %s/__cygwin__/__pygwin__/
> 
> Which disabled the code that classified cygwin w/other windows
> platforms and treated it like a generic linux/unix platform.
> 
> That allowed Data::GUID to build... and ultimately the reporting
> machinery to start working.
> 
> That led to some other bug in base.pm showing up in 5.22.
> 
> Basically, because Data::UUID was broken (it looked for a header,
> 'windows.h', which doesn't exist on unix platforms), no reports have
> come from cygwin, it seems, for some time, so other
> bugs in Perl's base, it seems, weren't tested.
> 
> MANY of the modules that wouldn't build didn't build due to problems
> in those modules not handling error conditions 'gracefully' (if at
> all).
> 
> As has been mentioned on the cpan tester's list (Kent Fredric, 2017-
> 03-26),
> many modules are not being tested for other reasons, but here,
>  whether modules are tested or not, cygwin-testing has been
> completely blocked due to the error in Data::UUID.
> 
> After I found that, I prioritized getting the reporting to work, since
> I could either get my last-perl-install's modules installed, or write
> a bunch more bugs, which I don't really enjoy, as
> they are often ignored, rejected or they are fixed too late to be
> of any use to me. AFAIK, no one else has reported this problem
> of broken reporting on cygwin (?).
> 
> Of note no reports could come out of the cygwin platform due since
> Data::UUID was added to the requirment chain for reports on cygwin.
> 
> In addition to the utils that couldn't build due to Data::UUID,
> the lack of testing seems to have allowed the bug in base.pm in 5.22
>  to slip by.
> 
> 

Can you provide us with a code sample which focuses strictly on the bug you believe is present in base.pm in perl-5.22?

None of the other core libraries you cite are part of the Perl 5 core distribution, so they're out of our jurisdiction.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan


> [Please do not change anything below this line]
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> ---
> Flags:
>     category=core
>     severity=critical
> ---
> This perlbug was built using Perl 5.24.1 - Sat Apr  8 14:50:39 CEST
> 2017
> It is being executed now by  Perl 5.22.3 - Sun Jan 15 13:05:43 CET
> 2017.
> 
> Site configuration information for perl 5.22.3:
> 
> Configured by ASSI at Sun Jan 15 13:05:43 CET 2017.
> 
> Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 22 subversion 3)
> configuration:
> 
> Platform:
>   osname=cygwin, osvers=2.6.1(0.30553), archname=cygwin-thread-multi
>   uname='cygwin_nt-6.3 cygwin 2.6.1(0.30553) 2016-12-16 11:55 x86_64
> cygwin '
>   config_args='-des -Dprefix=/usr -Dmksymlinks -Darchname=x86_64-
> cygwin-threads -Dlibperl=cygperl5_22.dll -Dcc=gcc -Dld=g++ -Accflags=-
> ggdb -O2 -pipe -Wimplicit-function-declaration -fdebug-prefix-
> map=/mnt/share/maint/perl.x86_64/build=/usr/src/debug/perl-5.22.3-1
> -fdebug-prefix-map=/mnt/share/maint/perl.x86_64/src/perl-
> 5.22.3=/usr/src/debug/perl-5.22.3-1 -fwrapv'
>   hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
>   useithreads=define, usemultiplicity=define
>   use64bitint=define, use64bitall=define, uselongdouble=undef
>   usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
> Compiler:
>   cc='gcc', ccflags ='-DPERL_USE_SAFE_PUTENV -D_GNU_SOURCE
> -U__STRICT_ANSI__ -ggdb -O2 -pipe -Wimplicit-function-declaration
> -fdebug-prefix-
> map=/mnt/share/maint/perl.x86_64/build=/usr/src/debug/perl-5.22.3-1
> -fdebug-prefix-map=/mnt/share/maint/perl.x86_64/src/perl-
> 5.22.3=/usr/src/debug/perl-5.22.3-1 -fwrapv -fno-strict-aliasing
> -fstack-protector-strong -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2',
>   optimize='-O3',
>   cppflags='-DPERL_USE_SAFE_PUTENV -D_GNU_SOURCE -U__STRICT_ANSI__
> -ggdb -O2 -pipe -Wimplicit-function-declaration -fdebug-prefix-
> map=/mnt/share/maint/perl.x86_64/build=/usr/src/debug/perl-5.22.3-1
> -fdebug-prefix-map=/mnt/share/maint/perl.x86_64/src/perl-
> 5.22.3=/usr/src/debug/perl-5.22.3-1 -fwrapv -fno-strict-aliasing
> -fstack-protector-strong'
>   ccversion='', gccversion='5.4.0', gccosandvers=''
>   intsize=4, longsize=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=12345678,
> doublekind=3
>   d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16,
> longdblkind=3
>   ivtype='long', ivsize=8, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t',
> lseeksize=8
>   alignbytes=8, prototype=define
> Linker and Libraries:
>   ld='g++', ldflags =' -Wl,--enable-auto-import -Wl,--export-all-
> symbols -Wl,--enable-auto-image-base -fstack-protector-strong'
>   libpth=/usr/lib
>   libs=-lpthread -lgdbm -ldb -ldl -lcrypt -lgdbm_compat
>   perllibs=-lpthread -ldl -lcrypt
>   libc=/usr/lib/libcygwin.a, so=dll, useshrplib=true,
> libperl=cygperl5_22.dll
>   gnulibc_version=''
> Dynamic Linking:
>   dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=dll, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags=' '
>   cccdlflags=' ', lddlflags=' --shared  -Wl,--enable-auto-import
> -Wl,--export-all-symbols -Wl,--enable-auto-image-base -fstack-
> protector-strong'
> 
> 
> ---
> @INC for perl 5.22.3:
>     /Users/law.Bliss/bin/lib
>     /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.22/x86_64-cygwin-threads
>     /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.22
>     /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.22/x86_64-cygwin-threads
>     /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.22
>     /usr/lib/perl5/5.22/x86_64-cygwin-threads
>     /usr/lib/perl5/5.22
> 
> ---
> Environment for perl 5.22.3:
>     CYGWIN=system nodosfilewarning winsymlinks:native export
>     HOME=/Users/law.Bliss
>     LANG (unset)
>     LANGUAGE (unset)
>     LC_COLLATE=C
>     LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8
>     LC_MESSAGES=C
>     LC_MONETARY=C
>     LC_NUMERIC=C
>     LC_TIME=C
>     LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
>     LOGDIR (unset)
>     PATH=.:.:/sbin:/Windows:/Windows/system32:/Windows/System32/Wbem:/prog64/vim/current:/Prog64/VanDyke:/Prog/Sysinternals/cmd:/Prog/Sysinternals:/Prog/Common:/Windows/System32/WindowsPowerShell/v1.0:/Prog/QuickTime:/Prog/QuickTime/QTSystem:/ProgramData/Oracle/Java/javapath:/Prog/NVIDIA:/Prog64/Razer:/Prog/Razer:/usr/sbin:/Users/law.Bliss/bin:/bin:/usr/local/bin:/etc/local/func_lib:/Users/law.Bliss/bin/lib
>     PERL5OPT=-Mutf8 -CSA -I/Users/law.Bliss/bin/lib
>     PERL_BADLANG (unset)
>     SHELL=C:/Bin/Bash.exe


-- 
James E Keenan (jkeenan@cpan.org)

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