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RelNotes: add details on Perl module changes

Document changes to core and non-core Perl module handling in 2.17.

Signed-off-by: Todd Zullinger <tmz@pobox.com>
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
tags/v2.17.0-rc1
Todd Zullinger Junio C Hamano 1 year ago
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@@ -75,6 +75,20 @@ Performance, Internal Implementation, Development Support etc.
* The build procedure for perl/ part has been greatly simplified by
weaning ourselves off of MakeMaker.

* Perl 5.8 or greater has been required since Git 1.7.4 released in
2010, but we continued to assume some core modules may not exist and
used a conditional "eval { require <<module>> }"; we no longer do
this. Some platforms (Fedora/RedHat/CentOS, for example) ship Perl
without all core modules by default (e.g. Digest::MD5, File::Temp,
File::Spec, Net::Domain, Net::SMTP). Users on such platforms may
need to install these additional modules.

* As a convenience, we install copies of Perl modules we require which
are not part of the core Perl distribution (e.g. Error and
Mail::Address). Users and packagers whose operating system provides
these modules can set NO_PERL_CPAN_FALLBACKS to avoid installing the
bundled modules.

* In preparation for implementing narrow/partial clone, the machinery
for checking object connectivity used by gc and fsck has been
taught that a missing object is OK when it is referenced by a


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@@ -126,7 +126,8 @@ Issues of note:
Redhat/Fedora are reported to ship Perl binary package with some
core modules stripped away (see http://lwn.net/Articles/477234/),
so you might need to install additional packages other than Perl
itself, e.g. Time::HiRes.
itself, e.g. Digest::MD5, File::Spec, File::Temp, Net::Domain,
Net::SMTP, and Time::HiRes.

- git-imap-send needs the OpenSSL library to talk IMAP over SSL if
you are using libcurl older than 7.34.0. Otherwise you can use


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