[Attn. Maintainers] Reminder: Package updates needed for the pending switch to perl-5.30.1

Achim Gratz Stromeko@nexgo.de
Sun Nov 24 17:58:00 GMT 2019

Achim Gratz writes:
> I've already built the new Perl packages and the (almost) full set of
> distributions.  I'm waiting for the stage 2 tests of the Perl build to
> finish and will then post a repository link for you to point setup.exe
> to (in addition of the Cygwin mirror) to update your own build systems.
> This time around these are the same packages that will be going live on
> the Cygwin mirrors unless I find an error that needs to be dealt with.
> Besides Ken and Andrew, who have already responded, the only other
> packages I don't yet maintain are from Yaakov (mostly Gnome and GUI
> related stuff) and the *Magick wrappers that Marco maintains.  There
> should be other packages with captive Perl modules (IIRC SVN and Git).
> Git isn't affected because it sets up @INC itself and doesn't have
> architecture-specific modules.
> During the release of Perl-5.26 we've fingered the following:
> biber:	             BibTeX replacement for users of BibLaTeX (installed binaries and support files)
> git-svn:	     Subversion compatibility support for Git version control system
> git:	             Distributed version control system
> grepmail:	     search mailboxes for mail matching an expression (installed binaries and support files)
> irssi:	             Modular text mode IRC client with Perl scripting
> nginx-mod_http_perl: Web and mail proxy server (installed binaries and support files)
> nginx-mod_http_perl: Web and mail proxy server
> po4a:	             Tools for translating various file formats with gettext (installed binaries and support files)
> pristine-tar:	     Regenerate pristine tarballs (installed binaries and support files)
> sendxmpp:            Commandline XMPP (jabber) utility (installed binaries and support files)
> subversion-perl:     A version control system (perl bindings)
> texlive:             TeXLive
> Again, just like the last time around, noarch packages _should_ keep
> working if the files are moved to the correct directory where Perl-5.30
> looks for them, but I've not really checked.  Since there have been many
> changes in Perl internals, I wouldn't take chances with archful packages
> (anything that comes with a DLL).

Loooking through further mails from the last major version update for
Perl, it appears that a number of packages have embedded Perl
interpretors.  Since we still lack the infrastructure to have multiple
Perl versions installed in parallel, these will also need to be updated
as otherwise they might no longer be able to link into the perl DLL.
The mentioned packages included:


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