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Id: 12918
Status: rejected
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Queue: ExtUtils-MakeMaker

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Subject: Add FAQ about RH 9's brokenness.
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Redhat shipped a very broken Perl with 9.0 up until, and including, Enterprise 3. It likes to generate corrupt Makefiles. MakeMaker should provide a FAQ about this so I don't have to keep answering it. Here's the bug report. It effects their perl-5.8.0-88 rpm. A work around is to set LANG to something not Unicode such as C or en. Here is the updated Perl. Here is the even more updated Perl. Here is a Perl shipped by Redhat which is less than 3 years old.
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I claim this is now obsolete since it is 9 years later and this issue certainly does not apply to an RH that anyone is using or supporting.

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