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Bug 21751

Summary: perl 5.8.0 masked
Product: Portage Development Reporter: Alex Buell <alex.buell>
Component: UnclassifiedAssignee: Gentoo Perl team <perl>
Severity: normal CC: releng
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Description Alex Buell 2003-05-27 02:25:49 UTC
default-1.0 has perl restricted to perl 5.6. Should this be changed to allow
perl 5.8 to be used?
Comment 1 Robert Coie (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-05-28 04:17:27 UTC
There are still some architectures that have not declared 5.8 stable.
Comment 2 Alex Buell 2003-05-28 10:20:12 UTC
x86 looks stable enough to me.
Comment 3 Michael Cummings (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-06-02 06:02:44 UTC
Let's confirm we have an upgrade schema before unmasking for default-1.0. The last time we unmasked for the 1.4's, it was a nightmare.
Comment 4 Gentoo Perl team gentoo-dev 2003-06-10 04:15:21 UTC
Keep this locked for now.
Comment 5 Alex Buell 2003-06-10 04:27:42 UTC
Fair enough. I decided to upgrade the 1.2 gentoo box to 1.4 instead of waiting. IMHO, it's the best way to get Perl 5.8.0. 
Comment 6 Gentoo Perl team gentoo-dev 2003-06-10 04:41:24 UTC
The real issue here is having a clean way to *complete* the upgrade. There is the libperl_rebuilder, which is really just a hack attempt at isolating installed components that use the old, as well as perl modules, and re-emerge them. Until there is a smooth way to upgrade without inflicting damage (libperl_rebuilder is decent, but it has its hickups) I think we should keep this locked. 

And a clean box always wins :)
Comment 7 Michael Cummings (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2005-07-18 03:06:42 UTC
Since 5.8.6 is now the current stable, going to go ahead and mark this lost bug
as closed :)