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

James Olin Oden james.oden at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 18:41:15 UTC 2007

On 3/9/07, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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).
Hmmm...ignorant me did not know of CentOS plus.  I'll check and let
you find out.
I'm glad I sent the email, no matter how embarasing.  I'll let you
know if the fixed threads::shared library is in it.


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