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Perl Programmer located in Copenhagen, Denmark. Active member of Copenhagen Perl Mongers.

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Journal of jonasbn (1153)

Thursday October 13, 2005
03:48 PM

DateTime and FreeBSD ruining my day

[ #27154 ]

Looking at CPAN I found out I could see a general status for all the tests run against the latest releases of my modules.

Tests are failing, so I decided to investigate, since I like to keep things in the green - and there seems to be a pattern, apparently DateTime on the FreeBSD platform and perhaps it is even on the same host fails with missing requirements being met - Params::Validate seem to be missing.

I wrote one of the testers and asked whether his modules where installed from CPAN or the Ports tree and it seems to be CPAN, we makes it even more weird hence it is only on FreeBSD.

Maybe I should report the bug eventhough it looks as if it is ok in the DateTime distribution.

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  • I'm getting something similar [] with Lingua::Identify, for instance.

    Heck... it's from the same guy! :-\

  • I am running 5.4-STABLE as well, perl 5.8.6. I use cpan, not ports (never for Perl), and Date::Holidays fails the tests because it cannot find Date::Holidays::?? (AU ... etc). Is there a Bundle?

  • The plan, when I first thought of it, sounded wonderful. I thought about installing all perls from 5.6.1 (5.6.0 would be a bit unfair) to 5.8.8 and blead on one box, and smoke testing new uploads to CPAN upon all (12, by my count) versions. And then the idea was to try smoking on threaded and non-threaded perls too. If a module got through all that, it would be Good. Too many test reports are from 5.8.7 these days.

    So I started out with most of 5.8 to see how things worked out. The idea was to have as vanill
    • Sounds like a great plan. Smoking both threaded and non-threaded but otherwise identical is an excellent idea.

      For a start, it downloads the same file over and over again, for each version...

      Would CPAN::Mini help, getting everything once, and then you deploy from there into each?

      # I had a sig when sigs were cool
      use Sig;
      • Well... I actually wound up setting up a full local mirror, the initial rsync took about half an hour. But that's not the problem, that's just fixing the symptom without resolving the underlying cause. The backend should realise that if the tarball is sitting in the local author cache, it doesn't have to go out and fetch it again. It should not. Unless you delete the file or othtewise diddle with it so that the checksum no longer matches. I did spend a while trying to understand the code the provide a pat