default-1.0 has perl restricted to perl 5.6. Should this be changed to allow
perl 5.8 to be used?
There are still some architectures that have not declared 5.8 stable.
x86 looks stable enough to me.
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.
Keep this locked for now.
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.
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 libperl.so, 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 :)
Since 5.8.6 is now the current stable, going to go ahead and mark this lost bug
as closed :)