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Ricardo Signes
April 17, 2017 01:47
Re: Updated CPAN River available
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* James E Keenan <> [2017-04-12T22:15:22]
> For me the most interesting aspect of this fifth round is that 29
> distributions which appeared in order-of-battle-20170409.txt (the
> previous round focusing on no-dot) no longer appear in
> order-of-battle-20170412.txt.  That is, their no-dot problems -- and,
> perhaps more importantly, the no-dot problems of their prerequisites
> -- have been resolved and the distros are now installable under

Sub::Exporter::ForMethods appeared on that list, but as far as I know, it
doesn't need a new release, unless it's to require a higher version of prereqs.
That won't actually be a problem, though:  what's needed is for a fresh install
of v5.26.0 to find a newer version of the prereq.  The downstream module
doesn't actually need to know about it or require it.

I must admit I haven't been following this closely, but it seems to me like the
most useful list is:

* which modules are, on their own, broken
* ...possibly with a count of how many downstream things they break

In this case, Mac::SystemDirectory is a huge culprit, breaking File::HomeDir
installs on macOS, which breaks a holy ton of downstream things.  I don't think
it appeared on your list.


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