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Craig A. Berry
September 2, 2019 18:44
Re: [perl #134393] GDBM test fails on Debian 10
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On Mon, Sep 2, 2019 at 7:07 AM Tom Hukins <> wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2019 at 02:02:13PM -0700, James E Keenan via RT wrote:
> > On Fri, 30 Aug 2019 20:53:03 GMT, csjewell wrote:
> > > Here it is:
> >
> > Curtis, thanks for that research!
> >
> > Closing this ticket.
> So, perl users have now reported this issue against 5.28.x twice.  We've
> fixed the problem in 5.30, but left if unaddressed in 5.28.
> What's the advantage of taking no action and closing this ticket instead
> of backporting the fix to origin/maint-5.28?  I don't know the
> backporting policy well, but this strikes me as a missed opportunity.

I think we often assume that all modules are dual-life because most of
the ones included in core are, and dual-life modules are explicitly
excluded from what's eligible for backport in L<perlpolicy/MAINTENANCE
BRANCHES>.  However, as far as I can find, GDBM_File is core-only, so
you are right, this seems like a reasonable candidate for a backport,
and Steve Hay already added it to the 5.28 voting file months ago:



It looks like it needs one more vote to make into the next maint release.

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