[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#458144: perl 5.10 transition, NMUs and release goals

Niko Tyni ntyni at debian.org
Tue Mar 25 18:14:55 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 06:37:11PM +0100, Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt wrote:

> http://ftp-master.debian.org/~he/perl-NMUs is a list of packages
> depending on '(perlapi-5.8|libperl5.8)'. We will need to schedule about
> ~295 binNMUs for perl5.10, for such small packages such as abiword,
> postgres-* and most of our mail servers. This will put *massive* load on
> the build machines.


repeating notes from along the way to make sure you're aware of these
issues. They are collected at <http://wiki.debian.org/Perl5.10Transition>.

- there are five more packages needing a binNMU, they are missing ${perl:Depends}
  Bugs have been filed, and I believe lasso was fixed today.

- the packages needing binNMUs depend on each other for building. I cooked 
  up a rebuild order for the binNMUs back in January, see

- it would be great if the build dependency loop with libxml-parser-perl 
  (#458144, Cc'd) could be fixed first. I think it's by far the most 
  significant problem for the binNMUs.

- I don't really know how the perl on the buildds is going to be updated, but
  manual intervention may be required to favour debconf-english over
  debconf-i18n so as to keep the Essential:yes packages installed. See

Niko Tyni   ntyni at debian.org

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