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> I'm running perl 5.6.1 on debian linux.
> I'm trying to upgrade my machine to the latest version of LWP::UserAgent, and have
> the following problem:
> cpan> r
> Package namespace installed latest in CPAN file
> HTTP::Cookies 1.16 1.19 G/GA/GAAS/libwww-perl-5.61.tar.gz
> LWP::UserAgent 1.80 1.99 G/GA/GAAS/libwww-perl-5.60.tar.gz
> 5.61 installs for me, but leaves LWP::UserAgent out of date.
> 5.60 won't install for me, and would presumably leave HTTP::Cookies out of date.
What happened is that LWP::UserAgent picks up it version number from
RCS's $Revision$ using the following trick:
$VERSION = sprintf("%d.%02d", q$Revision: 1.99 $ =~ /(\d+)\.(\d+)/);
For 5.61 the revision number went from 1.99 to 1.100. Since as
float/string 1.100 < 1.99 it looks like the new LWP::UserAgent is
This will certainly be fixed for 5.62.
> 5.60 fails live/google, with the following content:
Google blocked us so this test is not there for 5.61.