[ic] Perl bundled modules assumptions patch

Stefan Hornburg (Racke) racke at linuxia.de
Mon Mar 1 10:49:06 UTC 2010

Peter wrote:
> On 01/03/10 21:43, Stefan Hornburg (Racke) wrote:
>> Jon Jensen wrote:
>>> Folks,
>>> As the years wear on, Perl comes bundled with more and more standard
>>> modules that once were optional. The current development version of
>>> Interchange requires Perl 5.8.5, and because of that there are at
>>> least three modules which can now be assumed to be installed if
>>> Interchange runs at all:
>>> Digest::MD5
>>> MIME::Base64
>>> Storable
>>> Those were standard at least as far back as Perl 5.8.3 (according to
>>> perlmodlib).
>>> Attached is a patch that removes the extra checks and a fallback
>>> behavior Interchange has in case those modules are missing.
>>> Can anyone think of any downside to applying this patch? Are there
>>> other modules that should get the same treatment?
>> That makes sense to me. What about upgrades from catalogs running
>> without Storable?
> isn't Storable just used for sessions?  So just put an UPGRADE note that
> if you're upgrading from an old perl to dump all the sessions during the
> upgrade?

Or even better do it automagically 8-)


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