[Pdx-pm] Weak References and DVD::RIP

chromatic chromatic at wgz.org
Mon Dec 17 11:17:06 PST 2007

On Monday 17 December 2007 06:57:22 Roderick A. Anderson wrote:

> > # on Friday 14 December 2007 21:25:
> >> I think one of the Fedora
> >> patches to Perl re-ordered @INC such that Scalar::Util can't find its
> >> .so file.
> So, is the only good way to fix this to rebuild Perl?  Pull the src RPM
> and kill/remove the patch or portion of the patch that does this?
>     Then of course the next update will kill my fixes.
> Why would they do this?

Perl 5.8.x is binary compatible across subversions (except for 5.8.2 I 
believe, which is why it lasted two or three days in public).  Though the 
default configuration does not reuse modules from previous subversions, it's 
possible to configure Perl such that @INC does include previous directories.

Red Hat did this, but somehow the resulting configuration loses the most 
important parts of Scalar::Util.

-- c

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