[CentOS-devel] Re: Building perl (and perl threads memory leak)...

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 18:05:27 UTC 2007

James Olin Oden wrote:
> On 3/9/07, James Olin Oden <james.oden at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I'm trying to rebuild the version of perl that is in CentOS 4.3 to
>> update the version of threads::shared(3pm) that has a serious memory
>> leak in it.  When I try to build it some of the tests its running fail
>> (failure went off my screen but I'll have that in a moment) and it
>> failed to build.  BTW, I'm building on a CentOS 4.2 system.
>> So my questions are two fold:
>>   - Does anyone know of any known issues with building the perl SRPM in
>>     general?
>>   - Once I have the latest threads::shared in buildable SRPM is there
>> an interest
>>     in picking that up, or is there anyone that would like to put it
>> in a repository?
> Correction I'm building on CentOS 4.3 and I pulled the SRPM from CentOS 
> 4.4.
> The test that is failing is the t/op/pwent test.  I'll be looking at
> why its failing, but the same questions still apply.

Is this something that is already fixed in the centosplus 5.8.8 version? 
  Maybe you can just enable the repository and use yum to update perl 
(and httpd if you want a working mod_perl).

   Les Mikesell
    les at gmail.com

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