Perl 5.14 and XML::Parser

Christopher Faylor
Thu Aug 16 07:41:00 GMT 2012

On Wed, Aug 15, 2012 at 10:04:48PM -0600, Thomas Wicklund wrote:
>The update of perl on to 5.14 moved some perl modules to a new
>perl_vendor package which is not installed by default.  The
>announcement I found stated that perl_vendor is modules "which are
>mainly required to build and test and report test results of other CPAN
>I find that the XML::Parser module (at least) has been moved.  I've
>been using this module for years to parse XML output for a set of
>Subversion tools.  I had a couple hours of digging today to figure out
>why a coworker started getting errors after updating Cygwin, then
>figuring out the new package.
>As an occasional user of perl I would much prefer that the maximum
>number of packages be included in the distribution (since disk space
>and bandwidth are constantly becoming cheaper) than to have to spend
>time figuring out why something can't be found.

It seems like you're scolding the perl package maintainer (who provides
you with a valuable service for free) for having the audacity to change
something while providing information about the change in his release

I prefer to hear from users who are savvy enough to update packages
while understanding that valuable information will be included in the
package upgrade announcement and who will make accommodations based
on that fact.

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