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  • I had similar problems with access to machines when I was fixing Crypt::Rijndael. I realized that I had Solaris 10 media on my shelf, and set up a virtual machine in VMWare. Now I have access to it.

    If you want the virtual machine we could figure out how to exchange it, but you can also get OpenSolaris [] on your own.

    I know that the community can also chip in, but I found that model like taking your punch cards down to the operator's office and waiting for him to run your program. Even though some Solaris people did help, I could also try stuff instantly.

    • If the CPAN Testers identified the specific VM/configurations they were using to run tests, it would certainly make it easier to replicate their bugs.

      • I think we talked about this in Iceland. Wouldn't life be grand if a CPAN tester could send you a VM of the setup causing the failure!

        • Forget "sending".

          I want the CPAN Testers report to state the URL or UUID of the VM that was used to make it.

          That way you wouldn't need to co-ordinate, you just go to some website and pull it.