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Perl 5.16


Perl 5.16 brings a lot of changes. Details about them could be found at perl [delta]


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 18
  • Last updated: 2012-06-06
  • Percentage of completion: 0 %
  • Development Status:

Completed items

  • Get dedicated build-root from rel-engs (f18-perl)
  • Define perl_bootstrap in perl-srpm-macros

Items in progress

  • Build new perl 5.16 keeping old COMPAT Provides
  • Rebuilt Perl packages: 0 of 2087 done (0 %)

Items still to be done

  • Rebuild packages needed for minimal build-root
  • Rebuild dual-lived packages (otherwise yum recommends --skip-broken and fails)
  • Remove old perl(:MODULE_COMPAT_5.14.*) from perl
  • Rebuild other packages: You Fedora::Rebuild dependency solver or ordered sets computed by Paul
  • Undefine perl_bootstrap
  • Rebuild packages having perl_bootstrap condition in spec file again
  • Merge dedicated build-root to rawhide and remove the dedicated one by rel-engs

Detailed Description

Perl releases will be now every year and updates during year will be containing mainly bug fixes. The release 5.16.0 should be stable release, but 5.16.1 should contain bugfixes for issues introduced in 5.16.0.

Benefit to Fedora

Fedora as bleeding edge distribution should be shipping new release of perl as one of the first distributions.


Everything will be rebuilt in testing buildroot dist-f18-perltest. 'fedpkg build --target dist-f18-perltest'

  • update perl to 5.16.1
  • update/fix/rebuild all perl modules
  • rebuild all other dependent packages -> file bugs to maintainers
  • in case no basic component is broken, then the packages could be tagged into dist-f18 buildroot

How To Test

Download packages from koji's buildroot dist-f16-perltest or try your packages with rebuild build requirements related to perl.

User Experience


repoquery --whatrequires --alldeps 'perl(:MODULE_COMPAT_5.1?.?)' | sort -u

Contingency Plan


Release Notes

Comments and Discussion