After a whirlwind of updates to the perl ebuild last week, including auto-.ph cleaning, some issues for those folks brave enough to risk a threaded perl, and syntax fixes, I’ve hit an unfortunate lull in my ability to do Gentoo work. Let’s blame R/L, and more particularly, a hectic work schedule. On my plate for the long weekend ahead: perlpanel clean up; I think there’s a bug out there under the security umblrella; getting the newer gtk2 working (fails 5% of its tests, and states that it’s passing tests it didn’t expect to – gotta love those test harness writers); whatever else people throw at me. Given the proper time on the weekends, I think I’m going to treat my early mornings like a weekly bug-day – not as good as the real thing, but at least some progress can be made.
Hey, look at that, down to 137 today 🙂 And for anyone that wanders in here, yeah, bunch of bugs went into the last rev bump of perl, but that was to make it worthy of a full bump since the glsa actually associated with the bump was only for perlsuid users, the small use flag crowd that they are. Was pointed to http://www.astray.com/tmp/phalanx.html, which reminded me about Module::Packaged, which further reminded me how out of date we are in the tree. I’m trying, honest, its just slow going. I’d love to bump that 137 down a few more notches before spending time just up’ing packages, but one battle at a time I suppose.
There’s a bug open for this, don’t know the number off hand, but its been pointed out that after an upgrade of perl, we still leave the old .ph files around. Traditionally this has been because they are created after the emerge process, so there’s no simple way to track them. But then it struck me that I’ve written that nifty new perl-cleaner script, with its automagical ph cleanup. So I’m leaving this note, mostly to remind myself, that maybe I can look at incorporating the same process perl-cleaner uses in the pkg_postrm() block…worth trying when I have a few free hours of perl compile time (emerge old perl, add block to new, emerge new perl).