AnyEvent 7.13's Makefile.PL expected to stop working on Perl 5.26

Marc Lehmann schmorp at
Tue Mar 7 01:51:07 CET 2017

On Tue, Mar 07, 2017 at 01:30:58AM +1300, Kent Fredric <kentfredric at> wrote:
> Under 5.25.10 with -Ddefault_inc_excludes_dot ( which will become
> default in 5.25.11 ), Makefile.PL exits as follows:

Yeah, unfortunately, the perl 5 maintainers have been blackmailed into
brreaking large swathes of CPAN again using a bogus CVE report.

This has already been addressed - if you cannot wait for the next release,
you can use a cvs snapshot (see, but note that
perl 5.25 isn't supported.

Note also that a new version of CPAN should alraedy have been released to
make this work again, so installations via CPAN should not be affected.

> This is of course because the sweeping removal of "." from @INC
> affects "do $file", because "do $file" also relies on @INC traversal,
> and "." being in @INC makes it work.

Yeah, breaking CPAN (and the documentation) for fun and profit, a sad
story yet again.

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