Why Perl 5.10.0 is still considered stable?

Discussion in 'Perl Misc' started by howa, Mar 7, 2009.

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    howa, Mar 7, 2009
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    Tim Greer Guest

    Tim Greer, Mar 8, 2009
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    Are you sure this file is

    howa, Mar 8, 2009
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    smallpond Guest

    I don't use Debian, but Fedora's latest build was Feb 16, 2009
    using their release number 5.10.0-56 and still has the leak.
    I didn't see it in the Fedora bugzilla database so I added it.
    smallpond, Mar 8, 2009
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    Tim Greer Guest

    I'm actually on CentOS. I had just meant to say that 0.17 is supposed
    to be when it was patched. I gather it wasn't then. Interesting.
    Tim Greer, Mar 8, 2009
  6. I was wondering what perl was supposed to be (there was no
    formal release since 5.10.0, much less 17 of them), until I noticed that
    the link above mentions perl-5.10.0-17 (i.e., release 17 of the Debian
    package of perl 5.10.0).

    The latest official release of perl is still 5.10.0. I don't know when
    5.10.1 will be ready, although chromatic mentioned about a month ago[1]
    that it is "on the way" (those following the p5p list may know more).

    Debian and Fedora are independent distributions. They may or may not
    apply fixes from bleadperl to their packages.


    [1] http://www.modernperlbooks.com/mt/2009/01/why-perl-510-is-modern-and-perl-589-is-legacy.html
    Peter J. Holzer, Mar 8, 2009
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    Tim Greer Guest

    Yes, definitely. I don't use either of those dists and I'd not expect
    them to have the same release builds in their Perl packages. I just
    saw a report that the bug was fixed for Debian in the 0.17 "package"
    Tim Greer, Mar 9, 2009
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    smallpond Guest

    Fedora team has already rolled out the fix for F9 and F10.
    That's quick work. I guess Debian isn't as enthusiastic.
    smallpond, Mar 23, 2009
  9. Why do you guess that? According to to URL quoted above the bug was
    fixed in 5.10.0-17. The version in Lenny is 5.10.0-19. So it is already

    Peter J. Holzer, Mar 23, 2009
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