[nycbug-talk] Bug in CPAN module on FreeBSD 9.0 with ZFS

James E Keenan jkeen at verizon.net
Mon Jan 21 15:41:29 EST 2013

On 1/21/13 12:00 PM, talk-request at lists.nycbug.org wrote:
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> Date: Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:30:27 -0500
> From: Justin Dearing<zippy1981 at gmail.com>
> To: talk<talk at lists.nycbug.org>
> Subject: Re: [nycbug-talk] Bug in CPAN module on FreeBSD 9.0 with ZFS
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> James,
> Are you just looking for other people to run the test and report results. I
> can spin up a VM and do that. Do you just need it tested on a FreeBSD
> kernel with ZFS support, or do you need /tmp (the only non /dev path I see
> in the test) to be a ZFS partition?
> Thanks,
> Justin

Thanks for your response, Justin.  I'm mainly acting just as a messenger 
here, passing along the test failure report.  So I can't precisely say 
what needs to be done.

However, it would probably be helpful if you were able to download the 
latest monthly development release of Perl 5, version 5.17.8, which you 
can obtain here: 

After that, it's a fairly straightforward unpack/configure/build/test 

tar xzvf perl-5.17.8.tar.gz
cd perl-5.17.8
sh ./Configure -des -Dusedevel
make test

That would run the full test suite, which on a contemporary laptop, 
would be 15-20 minutes configuration to finish.  If you just want to 
focus on this particular test failure, you would, instead of the last 
two steps, say:

make test_prep
cd t; ./perl harness -v ../ext/POSIX/t/sysconf.t; cd -

You could either mail me your test results or, better still, post them 
directly at either 
https://rt.perl.org/rt3//Public/Bug/Display.html?id=116463 or to the 
Perl 5 Porters mailing list/newsgroup, which can be reached, among other 
ways, at: news://nntp.perl.org:119/perl.perl5.porters

Feel free to write me off list if you prefer or if you want to be hooked 
up with people more knowledgeable than I about this issue.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

> On Sun, Jan 20, 2013 at 6:23 PM, James E Keenan<jkeen at verizon.net>  wrote:
>> If there is anyone on this list who is familiar with/has access to FreeBSD
>> 9.0 with ZFS, your help would be appreciated with a bug which has been
>> reported in the Perl 5/CPAN module called POSIX.  A test in this module on
>> that OS/filesystem which previously passed had begun to fail.
>> You can find the original test failure report here:
>> https://gist.github.com/**6adc1d4586023dc40d7f<https://gist.github.com/6adc1d4586023dc40d7f>
>> The bug tracker report is here:
>> https://rt.perl.org/rt3/**Ticket/Display.html?id=116463<https://rt.perl.org/rt3/Ticket/Display.html?id=116463>
>> Thank you very much.
>> Jim Keenan

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