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Leon Brocard (aka acme) is an orange-loving Perl eurohacker with many varied contributions to the Perl community, including the GraphViz module on the CPAN. YAPC::Europe was all his fault. He is still looking for a Perl Monger group he can start which begins with the letter 'D'.

Journal of acme (189)

Sunday June 03, 2007
03:37 AM


[ #33411 ]

People forget that I'm perl 5.005 pumpkin. The other pumpkins are being a bit slack about actually releasing, so I've decided to put out a maintenance release of Perl 5.005:

Perl 5.005 is a great version of Perl and still used by many people. There have been a few distribution updates and tool changes which mean that it no longer compiles cleanly everywhere, so I believe it's time for a maintenance release of perl5.005, which will lead to perl5.005_05.

Read the rest on perl5-porters.

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  • People who haven't upgraded from a Perl version released 9 years ago are going to upgrade?

    Or is this for people who want to build this ancient Perl to test code on it for their dinosaur clients? (I tried to build 5.6.1 the other day; it had a small problem.)

  • All tests pass on OpenBSD 3.5 i386.
  • One test file failed on Debian lenny/sid: Failed Test Status Wstat Total Fail Failed List of failed ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- lib/db-recno.t 181 5 2.76% 87, 91, 94-95, 98 3 tests skipped, plus 31 subtests skipped. when Configured with -de.
    • There are a couple of patches that need to be applied to 5.005 that are out in Perlbug. Please see RT #27188 [] for more details. I'd be happy to apply them if you wish.

  • on DEC Alpha with Debian 3.0 (64bit), ./Config -des && make && make test

    fails two tests -

    lib/db-btree.......Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains: ../lib) at lib/db-btree.t line 21.
    BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at lib/db-btree.t line 21.
    FAILED at test 0
    lib/db-hash........skipping test on this platform
    lib/db-recno.......skipping test on this platform

    op/cmp.............FAILED at test 0

    Let me know if you need detailed output of those tests, or info, or full job output, et
    # I had a sig when sigs were cool
    use Sig;