[lsb-discuss] LSB Perl version

Markus Rex msrex at suse.de
Tue Jan 15 06:18:28 PST 2008

On Jan 15, 08 07:43:06 -0500, Robert Schweikert wrote:
> Denis Silakov wrote:
>> Current LSB Perl specification says: 'The default installed Perl version
>> shall be 5.8.X, with X >= 8.'.
>> (http://www.linux-foundation.org/~stewb/lsb-perl/perlspec/version.html).
>> However, the latest Perl 5.x release is 5.10.0. Shouldn't specification
>> be changed a little?
> No. At this point the LSB is still a trailing standard and we evaluate the 
> versions of software included in various distributions. Most if not all 
> distributions currently supply version 5.8 of Perl.
> Generally we try to avoid forcing distribution vendors into upgrade cycles 
> to be LSB compliant.

I would agree. We could think about this for LSB 4, but right now
compatibility to existing distribution is more important than newer perl


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