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  • I blame h2xs myself, for inserting the minimum version required into its default template. It's a very bad idea.


    • Unfortunately it's not just h2xs. Last time I trialed Module::Starter [] and ExtUtils::ModuleMaker [] they did it too. They both may have changed since then, but anyone who hasn't upgraded will still experience this.

      If anyone thinks they should include a specific version of Perl, then they should be running Perl::MinimumVersion [] first to verify.

      I've lost count of the number of emails and bug reports I've sent to authors who don't realise that this gets set by default. If I started submitting reports again, a significant portion of CPAN would be marked NA for 5.6.1. As I've mentioned previously, Catalyst is a notable culprit at the moment, even though, as Adam highlighted [], it can as easily require Perl 5.6.0.