[csw-maintainers] Perl experts wanted: Possible to update Storable.pm (core module)?

Ben Walton bwalton at opencsw.org
Thu Jun 18 01:59:19 CEST 2009

Excerpts from Sebastian Kayser's message of Wed Jun 17 19:45:28 -0400 2009:
> our perl 5.8.8 contains Storable.pm 2.15 as a core module. Now i would
> like to package POE [1] which requires Storable.pm >= 2.16. What would
> be the options to deliver a Storable.pm >= 2.16 that POE can use?

Woudl updating to 5.10.0 (the current stable) get you what you need?

> >From looking at @INC our /opt/csw/lib/perl/csw comes after the core
> module locations (which makes sense somehow), so i suppose it won't be
> as easy as just to package the current Storable.pm (2.20) from CPAN.

If you bundle the module with the package and force the package to use
the file from your package (by munging @INC), you could likely stay
with the current perl...this gets really ugly, really fast though.

It's more work, but updating perl is likely the best option...Peter?

Ben Walton
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