Perl 5.14 and XML::Parser

Reini Urban
Sat Aug 18 00:45:00 GMT 2012

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 6:55 AM, Christopher Faylor  wrote:
> 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

That was the short summary, yes.

>>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 request from Yaakov and also from upstream p5p
I have moved all non-core packages to the new perl_vendor.

>>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.

This is right. I really sympathize with you and all others.
But unfortunately I had to made this move for political reasons,
not technical ones.
Reini Urban

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