[ic] perl-5.16.3 safe for IC?

Josh Lavin josh at perusion.com
Mon Jul 14 15:26:04 UTC 2014

Quoting Grant (emailgrant at gmail.com):
> Gentoo wants me to upgrade from perl-5.12.4-r1 to perl-5.16.3.  Is
> that safe for IC?

If you are already running 5.12.4, then you are probably fine. 

I have had major issues getting anything over 5.8.9 to work well with
Interchange, when compiling from source:

- `make test` fails, which isn't necessarily indicative of a problem,
  but it sure hurts our image for newbies.

- IC Jobs will not run. They make IC die with no errors or
  warnings. strace'ing this shows a seg fault, which AFAIK
  indicates a Perl problem.

- Attempts to use $Sql{mytable} and $sth->execute calls results in
  failure with error: Had to create DBI::_dbistate unexpectedly at (eval
  438) line 1. (This is a problem with Safe.)


Josh Lavin
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