[dom at earth.li: Upcoming perl 5.14 transition]

Matthias Klose doko at ubuntu.com
Mon Nov 14 19:07:43 UTC 2011

On 11/13/2011 11:19 PM, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 05:59:35PM +0000, Colin Watson wrote:
>> I'm happy to shepherd this transition.  While the transition to Perl
>> 5.12 involved some base system disruption, I do not think that we will
>> see the same problems with Perl 5.14, thanks to the
>> debconf-english/debconf-i18n rearrangements in debconf 1.5.39.
>> Any objections?
> Incidentally, since perl has no Ubuntu modifications right now, this
> would happen anyway once the new version reaches testing unless we took
> explicit steps to stop it.  However, I'd like to get a jump on this and
> sync it from unstable, since I'm confident we can get through the
> transition quickly at the moment and this would mean that we'd have 5.14
> in place well before Alpha 1.

sounds fine. Maybe coordinate that the powerpc builders are available for
rebuilds if possible (no firefox, openjdk, etc. pending uploads, -proposed
processing, etc).


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