[ic] perl-5.16.3 safe for IC?

Josh Lavin josh at perusion.com
Wed Jul 16 16:17:48 UTC 2014

Quoting Lyn St George (lyn at zolotek.net):
> On 15/07/2014 22:06, Josh Lavin wrote:
> > I tried on CentOS and Ubuntu, both virtual servers and non-virtual.
> > Tested perls built with perlbrew, but have also tested system-provided
> > perls and hand-compiled perls. Anything > 5.8.9 had `make test` and Job
> > issues. The $Sql issue I only noticed on 5.10.1 so far; did not test
> > other versions yet.
> > 
> > It is hard to believe that I have experienced these in isolation, so I
> > would welcome other testers. 
> Hmm. I just ran make && make test for IC 5.8.2 on perl 5.16.3 on Gentoo
> with all tests successful. If I get a chance I'll test those other two
> issues. It's worth noting that Gentoo patches all source files before
> installing. For perl, portage has 22 patches for perl 5.8.8, 2 for
> 5.10.1, 4 for 5.12, 1 for 5.14 but none for 5.16. Also 8 general patches
> for all versions.
> I also have a CentOS 6.5 virtual server which is now only used for
> backup. I do recall now that perl gave me grief on that (though it may
> have been for Catalyst, it was a while ago) and so I installed 5.12.5 by
> hand. Just ran make test for IC 5.8.2 on that perl without issues.

This is good to hear. I had it fail 4 out of 6 tests consistently, but
I know that the tests involve making socket connections and those may
fail but not really be a problem.

Josh Lavin
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