SQL::Statement unusable in major Linux distributions
paul at beardsell.com
Mon Oct 26 20:07:29 UTC 2009
I agree, not Debian specific, but reporting of bugs in so-called "old"
versions of libsql-statement-perl [SQL::Statement]] (even though the bugs
are in in stable here) are strongly discouraged by the package maintainer at
Paul at Beardsell.com
2009/10/26 Jonathan Yu <jonathan.i.yu at gmail.com>
> I'm not sure why all this discussion is happening on the Debian list.
> I've not seen much that has been discussed that is Debian-specific.
> Note that unstable has version 1.22 of this module, which is the most
> recent version as upstream. Debian users can always install older
> versions of the package if they so choose (see the apt-get manpage).
> On Mon, Oct 26, 2009 at 9:14 AM, H.Merijn Brand <h.m.brand at xs4all.nl>
> > On Mon, 26 Oct 2009 12:27:44 +0000, Paul Beardsell <paul at Beardsell.com>
> > wrote:
> >> In one of the most basic uses of SQL:Statement, a simple update
> >> S:S version 1.15 does not work. Almost everybody who has S:S has 1.15.
> >> cannot be expected to tell every distro maintainer.
> > Why not? The time you already put in writing all these e-mails to us
> > could easily have also been put into simple short and concise mails to
> > the distribution maintainers.
> > As prove for that, I mailed someone from debian last week, and action
> > already has been taken. (not CSV related). It is all in how convincing
> > you can be.
> >> There ought to be a central place where a bug in S:S 1.15 can be
> >> registered. Where is that?
> > There *was* a place for 1.15. 1.15 isn't alive anymore from our point
> > of view, so we will ignore all reported to that version.
> > The new place is either the distribution contact points (whatever those
> > may be) or new issues in 1.22
> >> I think that place is rt.cpan.org. If it is somewhere else. please say.
> >> [And I have provided easy to run test code.]
> > Not easy, but I rewrote and ran it.
> > --
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> > 11.11, 11.23, and 11.31, OpenSuSE 10.3, 11.0, and 11.1, AIX 5.2 and 5.3.
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