SQL::Statement unusable in major Linux distributions

Jonathan Yu jonathan.i.yu at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 15:04:08 UTC 2009


I'm not sure why all this discussion is happening on the Debian list.
I've not seen much that has been discussed that is Debian-specific.

Note that unstable has version 1.22 of this module, which is the most
recent version as upstream. Debian users can always install older
versions of the package if they so choose (see the apt-get manpage).



On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 9:14 AM, H.Merijn Brand <h.m.brand at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:27:44 +0000, Paul Beardsell <paul at Beardsell.com>
> wrote:
>> In one of the most basic uses of SQL:Statement, a simple update statement,
>> S:S version 1.15 does not work.  Almost everybody who has S:S has 1.15.  I
>> cannot be expected to tell every distro maintainer.
> Why not? The time you already put in writing all these e-mails to us
> could easily have also been put into simple short and concise mails to
> the distribution maintainers.
> As prove for that, I mailed someone from debian last week, and action
> already has been taken. (not CSV related). It is all in how convincing
> you can be.
>> There ought to be a central place where a bug in S:S 1.15 can be
>> registered.  Where is that?
> There *was* a place for 1.15. 1.15 isn't alive anymore from our point
> of view, so we will ignore all reported to that version.
> The new place is either the distribution contact points (whatever those
> may be) or new issues in 1.22
>> I think that place is rt.cpan.org. If it is somewhere else. please say.
>> [And I have provided easy to run test code.]
> Not easy, but I rewrote and ran it.
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