[Attn. Maintainers] perl-5.30.1 -- prepare for release

Ken Brown kbrown@cornell.edu
Tue Feb 4 17:54:00 GMT 2020

On 2/3/2020 3:11 PM, Achim Gratz wrote:
> I have done another update of my private Perl repository over the
> weekend.  While not all maintainers will immediately be ready with their
> updates due to external circumstances, I'd like to release the new Perl
> version at the end of this week or maybe over the weekend.
> In preparation of the release, please follow the instructions below to
> upload the packages (re-)created with the new Perl version to the Cygwin
> server.  Please be reminded that the new packages should not be "test"
> versions so that setup.exe will offer them automatically when they are
> distributed to the mirrors.
> 1. Please do not place the !ready cookie file!  When uploading via
> cygport that means using the command "upload-stage" rather than
> "upload".  This will ensure that all packages of the update get release
> at the same time and that existing installations can be switched over to
> the new Perl in a single update transaction.
> 2. Instead, please put a zero-size !perl cookie file (preferrably at the
> package level).  You can either create that file manually (lftp: put
> /dev/null -o pkgname/!perl) or touch that file into
> pkgname/dist/pkgname/ before commanding cygport to do "upload-stage".
> 3. Please respond to this mail when you've done the above so that we can
> keep track of what is staged in the upload area.

I've staged biber and perl-PAR-Packer.


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