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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • When I needed 64 box to test Fuse bindings, I used qemu-system-x86_64 [rot13.org] to install and build Debian system. It was slow, but quite useful (sorry, disk image disappointed over time, but you need FC anyway...)
  • I didn't know it did 64 bit emulation. That's definitely a possibility, thanks.

    Although if anyone does have a real machine that'd be cool too. I can't imagine Perl builds quickly under emulation...

  • You could get a VM Image of it...load up VMWare and the FC image and presto. You can download a time limited version of VMWare for your purposes.
  • My laptop is 64 bit. It's not currently running Fedora Core, but I could install it in a VMWare virtual machine (virtualizing a 64 bit machine on a 64 bit machine shouldn't be too bad). The other option might just be to boot from a Fedora Core livecd.

    Drop me a line at my gmail address (my gmail username is the same as my use.perl username) if I can be of help.
  • Just let me know the parameters you need. Contact me offline at landman _at_ scalableinformatics _dot_ com
  • I think the problem is now solved. I'm going to ask Tom @ RedHat to run the tests on his system again and if they pass then we're done and 5.10 will make it into Fedora.

    Thanks for the kind offers of assistance.

  • Didn't the "RedHat folks" have a Fedora Core 64bit box you could use?
  • No offense, but why is IPC::ShareLite necessary for getting 5.10 on Fedora? There are other ways to share data between processes and some of them out-perform IPC::ShareLite.
    • Yes, certainly. But we had the discussion on p5p and they wanted IPC::ShareLite. So rather than argue back and forth and then miss getting 5.10 in FC I fixed it.
      • I just read the p5p thread. It's unfortunate that Tom didn't believe the people who told him these modules should be avoided, but I think you handled the situation well.
  • You can get a free shell access to many architectures and operating systems at http://www.testdrive.hp.com/ [hp.com]. Access is only allowed through telnet and ftp and no outbound connections. For testing that doesn't need network connection should be fine.