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James E Keenan
April 10, 2017 01:46
Re: Updated CPAN River available
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On 04/09/2017 09:03 PM, Kent Fredric wrote:
> On 10 April 2017 at 12:54, James E Keenan <> wrote:
>> 7. Used a revised version of '' to record the order in
>> which various modules *first* appeared in the 'fails' file and the
>> total number of times each module was cited. Results are attached as
>> 'order-of-battle-20170409.txt'.
>> What is the "order of battle"?  It's an approximation of the order in
>> which, as of today, we need to get new CPAN releases out so that
>> down-river distros are no longer failing due to failures in their
>> upstream dependencies.
> yeah, this is looking much more like the suffering I'm seeing with vendoring.
> Though query: I presume the battle list includes not only "things that
> are themselves broken", but "things that are broken because their
> dependencies can't be satisfied" ?

Exactly.  I've created about 10 bug tickets in the last hour which, 
rigorously tested, are not perl-5.26.0-ready ... but those distros 
depend on 2 distros which, e.g., have failing tests.  Module-Runtime is 
at the top of the order-of-battle for good reason.  Sub-Identify, as you 
know, needs additional corrections in tests.  And so on.  So many of 
these distros may turn out to be perfectly fine once their prerequisites 
build/configure/test correctly with PERL_USE_UNSAFE_INC = 0.

> ( Otherwise I can see some entries in that list and I don't know why
> they're there, because I've not seen any reports )

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