[CentOS-devel] slow Perl on CentOS 5

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Mon Sep 1 09:21:44 UTC 2008


David Hrbáč wrote:
> John Summerfield napsal(a):
>> How might a bug fix, and this one in particular, break binary
>> compatibility? Does it change an API? Does it change the expected
>> behaviour of PERL? (I'm assuming here that the current behaviour is
>> _not_ expected behaviour).
>>
> 
> John,
> this behaviour is expected to be in RH, so I expect it to be in Centos.
>  I do not want start a new flame, but this is not extra issue. RH has a
> lot of stupid bugs centos is not patching... Broken pythnon
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=243909, missing
> header files https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=178417 to
> mention a few.

According to KS, "And no this wont be the first time there is a centos
fix public before rh's either."
> 
> I guess having patched perl in testing is better idea than put it to
> centosplus.

_I_ would prefer to pick it up automatically, without having to make 
special configuration changes or use unusual commandline arguments. I'm 
looking for someone to explain why it should not be so, and "binary 
compatibility" isn't it. Nor does the overview at www.centos.org explain 
why not.


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John

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