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Dominic Hargreaves
July 4, 2017 13:25
Re: Perl 5.24.2-RC1 is now available!
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On Tue, Jul 04, 2017 at 02:07:30PM +0100, Steve Hay wrote:
> On 4 July 2017 at 11:38, Dominic Hargreaves <> wrote:
> > Great stuff, thanks!
> >
> > I note that the commit from Aristotle does not appear in
> > blead yet (or maint-5.26). It's lesss urgent there given that the
> > defaults changed but it still has applicability there given that
> > people could unset -Ddefault_inc_excludes_dot.
> >
> > Of course none of this should block the release of the 5.24.2 or
> > 5.22.4, but would be good if it didn't get forgotten - and indeed
> > perlpolicy at least implies that all maint fixes should come via blead.
> >
> I think this was deliberate, e.g. on 17 March Sawyer said (in reply to
> Dave M) that nothing else on perl #127834 needs doing for 5.26.0
> (, and
> on 24 March Dave M reverted the various dot-in-INC changes that were
> then current in (commit 6ee05a9b91).
> The latter was done under perl #128769. Originally, the intent there
> was to revert the patches thus far in favour of Aristotle's
> forthcoming patch, but then it ended up going like this:
> Graham Knop:
> > Can't we just revert the changes without putting anything
> > extra in place?  We're already removing . from @INC globally.  There's
> > little need for to have its own protections, especially given
> > how broken the current implementation is.
> Sawyer:
> > This makes sense.
> > I spoke to Graham more about this on #p5p. There's no need to have an altered with 5.26.0 (because safe @INC is turned on by default anyway). When is released separately, it will simply be a different (and up-to-date) version.
> > So we should undo the changes to in blead. Post 5.26 we could sync it with CPAN.
> However, I agree that it would make sense for the final
> changes to be ported forward to 5.26 (and blead, pending a new CPAN
> release of base?) because of the possibility of people unsetting the
> default exclusion of dot in @INC.
> If there is agreement on that (or at least, no disagreement) then I
> will go ahead with that shortly, when I get things moving on 5.26.0.
> (This is assuming that the new patch does indeed resolve the
> problems that #128769 was originally about. I haven't checked that
> yet, but need to do so anyway w.r.t. maint-5.2[24]...)

In Debian, We have verified that the new patch (on top of our perl 5.20)
does fix the packages which were broken by the earlier change:


So I'm reasonably confident in saying that it fixes #128769.


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