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[Bug 580171] New: perl-5.10.0 is shipping with out of date modules in core
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  • Date: Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:40:12 +0000
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Summary: perl-5.10.0 is shipping with out of date modules in
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Final
Platform: All
OS/Version: openSUSE 11.2
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Development
AssignedTo: pth@xxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: nine@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---
Blocker: ---

Created an attachment (id=342637)
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patch updating the included Test::Simple

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/4.3; Linux) KHTML/4.3.1
(like Gecko) SUSE

perl-5.10.0 comes with Test::More 0.72 and Module::Pluggable 3.6. Many current
perl modules need a newer Test::More because the shipped version does not
support the done_testing method. Most notably Catalyst needs a newer
Module::Pluggable as well.

Due to the module search path in openSUSE's perl package, it's not possible to
supply packages updating these modules. Thus it's not possible to package a lot
of perl modules, since their dependecies cannot be matched. I've talked to
Stephan Kulow, Adrian Schröter and Christopher Hofmann about this problem and
the solution we came up with was patching newer versions of these two modules
into a perl base package which I've done in my repo at home:niner9:perl.

To get the packages out of my home repo into devel:languages:perl, we would
need to move the perl package there as well which is not possible, because
there already is one. So the only option would be to push an update into the
distribution perl package.

I'm attaching packages to do just that. Though it isn't exactly in the scope of
stablility and security updates, it would help tremendously with packaging more
and newer perl modules. Module::Pluggable does not have any incompatible
changes, only bugfixes. And Test::More should not have any influence on running
code and is used only for development. Any developer would want a newer verion
of this module anyway.

So is there a chance of getting this into an update?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:

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