Opened 2 years ago

Last modified 10 days ago

#13850 new enhancement

Review perl dependant modules leading up to release.

Reported by: ken@… Owned by: blfs-book
Priority: normal Milestone: hold
Component: BOOK Version: git
Severity: normal Keywords:
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Description

YAMT (Yet another Meta ticket)

The perl modules which are not directly pulled in by anything except other perl modules do not get automatically monitored for changes. In general that is a good thing because some of them go through frequent releases from time to time.

For the past two or three releases I've tried to ensure that the 'perl module dependencies' get reviewed before the release: find latest versions, diff to look for changed dependencies, manually (i.e. not using CPAN) build and test them in a clean system.

The vast majority of these modules are only in the book because of biber.

I've now decided to create a ticket as a reminder. For LFS-10.0 I created #13844 yesterday.

Change History (10)

comment:1 by ken@…, 2 years ago

Also, check for the module name at metacpan - from time to time the maintainer will change so as with every other update remember to check that the updated download link works.

comment:2 by ken@…, 19 months ago

First batch of modules pulled in for biber (all its deps except the libwww-perl batch) in r24117. when the second batch are done, this should bring them all up to date as of approx 2021/01/10. AFAICS, the only 'dependant' modules not pulled in for biber are SUPER and Test-MockModule both for Archive-Zip, those too were up to date at that date. (forgot to submit this)

comment:3 by ken@…, 19 months ago

Updates for January 2021 completed in r24120.

comment:4 by ken@…, 13 months ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to ken@…
Status: newassigned

Now that we are within a month of our next freeze, I'm looking at this for 11.0. I checked versions a few days ago (20th July) and discovered that my script for checking at metacpan had been bailing after SGMLSpm (which disappeared from there some time ago), so a few modules at the end of the alphabet were using quite old versions.

Taking the ticket while I work on the edits over the next few days.

comment:5 by ken@…, 12 months ago

Owner: changed from ken@… to blfs-book
Status: assignednew

Updated as at 20th July in @46dfbe3461f3b2c1847a6a70025317b4b79404bf 10.1-702. Returning the ticket to the book.

comment:6 by pierre, 10 months ago

Version: SVNgit

comment:7 by ken@…, 6 months ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to ken@…

Taking the ticket - there is a new version of biber so I'd better review the daps.

comment:8 by ken@…, 6 months ago

Owner: changed from ken@… to blfs-book

comment:9 by ken@…, 10 days ago

Owner: changed from blfs-book to ken@…
Status: newassigned

comment:10 by ken@…, 10 days ago

Owner: changed from ken@… to blfs-book
Status: assignednew
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