[ic] perl-5.16.3 safe for IC?

Grant emailgrant at gmail.com
Mon Jul 14 23:44:04 UTC 2014

>> 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

That's weird.  Which distro?  Anybody else having these issues?

- Grant

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