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Looking for David Burdick

by Ea (Friar)
on Oct 23, 2013 at 15:37 UTC ( #1059317=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Ea has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I ran into problems trying to install Boost::Graph and appealed to the module author DBURDICK for help. His email bounced, so now I turn to the monks to help track him down (if indeed he wants to be found). He could be the same person as this Linkedin profile putting him at Synapse in Seattle, but I'm not on Linkedin so I don't have an email nor is one listed at Synapse. Could anyone who knows David get him to get in touch here, via RT or at Github?

Don't be afraid, it's almost fixed. There are 4 of us bringing it up to the latest version of the Boost library. (I say "us", but I'm barely keeping up with the others) If you've moved on, could you give co-maintenance to DUFFEE on PAUSE.

best wishes,

Sometimes I can think of 6 impossible LDAP attributes before breakfast.

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Re: Looking for David Burdick
by trwww (Priest) on Oct 23, 2013 at 16:50 UTC

      Ea is doing his due diligence in trying to locate the author to request co-maint. The first FAQ you linked to says this:

      Post a public message in a heavily trafficked site announcing your intention to take over the module. Potential places are http://blogs.perl.org/, http://www.perlmonks.org/, and any appropriate mailing lists or web forums.


      Dave

Re: Looking for David Burdick
by Khen1950fx (Canon) on Oct 23, 2013 at 18:37 UTC
    You probably do not need the author's help. It installed for me. Try this:
    #!/usr/bin/perl use strict; use warnings; use CPAN; my (@mods) = qw( Exporter Carp XSLoader AutoLoader Text::Template Module::Load MRO::Compat File::Temp Sub::Install Data::OptList lib ExtUtils::CBuilder Scalar::Util Test::More Params::Util IO::Handle Sub::Exporter Data::Section File::Spec ExtUtils::MakeMaker base Software::License Software::License::Boost_1_0 Boost::Graph ); foreach my $mod(@mods) { CPAN::Shell->install($mod); } exit 0;

      Not everyone is so lucky:

      ~/repos/Boost-Graph$ prove -b t/Graph.t .. 1/? # Failed test 'Depth First Search Levels (0 root): 4' # at t/Graph.t line 334. # got: '1' # expected: '4' # Failed test 'Depth First Search Levels (0 root): 5' # at t/Graph.t line 336. # got: '2' # expected: '5' # Failed test 'Depth First Search Levels (0 root): 7' # at t/Graph.t line 338. # got: '3' # expected: '7' # Failed test 'Depth First Search Levels (0 root) depth(7): 3' # at t/Graph.t line 339. # got: '2' # expected: '3' # Failed test 'Depth First Search Levels (0 root): 6' # at t/Graph.t line 340. # got: '4' # expected: '6' # Failed test 'Depth First Search Levels (0 root) depth(6): 2' # at t/Graph.t line 341. # got: '1' # expected: '2' # Failed test 'Depth First Search Levels (0 root): 1' # at t/Graph.t line 342. # got: '5' # expected: '1' # Failed test 'Depth First Search Levels (0 root) depth(1): 1' # at t/Graph.t line 343. # got: '2' # expected: '1' # Failed test 'Depth First Search Levels (0 root): 2' # at t/Graph.t line 344. # got: '7' # expected: '2' # Failed test 'Depth First Search Levels (0 root) depth(2): 2' # at t/Graph.t line 345. # got: '3' # expected: '2' # Failed test 'Depth First Search Levels (0 root): 3' # at t/Graph.t line 346. # got: '6' # expected: '3' # Looks like you failed 11 tests of 95. t/Graph.t .. Dubious, test returned 11 (wstat 2816, 0xb00) Failed 11/95 subtests Test Summary Report ------------------- t/Graph.t (Wstat: 2816 Tests: 95 Failed: 11) Failed tests: 75, 77, 79-87 Non-zero exit status: 11 Files=1, Tests=95, 0 wallclock secs ( 0.03 usr 0.00 sys + 0.04 cusr + 0.00 csys = 0.07 CPU) Result: FAIL

      ...and...

      ~/repos/Boost-Graph$ perl -v This is perl 5, version 18, subversion 1 (v5.18.1) built for x86_64-li +nux ...

      Update: The work is underway at https://github.com/duffee/Boost-Graph. I'm sure he would appreciate any fork/pull-requests that advance the cause.


      Dave

        ahAA! We've got a Heisenbug! I was thinking about this discussion after you mentioned you were running v5.18.1 and I was running v5.16.3. The failing tests depend on the order of elements in an array filled by keys. I installed perlbrew and perl-5.18.1 and failed a different set of tests.

        The interesting thing is that with a perlbrew installed perl-5.16.3 (to prove that the failed tests were truly caused by the hash randomization feature introduced in v5.18), it still fails 2 tests and yet passes all tests on my fedora 19 packaged Perl 5.16.3 - wonders never cease.

        In spite of it waking me up in the middle of the night, I feel quite pleased tracking that down. Think I'll treat myself to a lemon tart in the coffee shop while I re-think the test :)

        Sometimes I can think of 6 impossible LDAP attributes before breakfast.
      Not if you're compiling with gcc 4.4 and above. We're trying to quash this bug on RT. It means that make doesn't succeed. The fact that we've got tests failing is a big step forward, mainly due to the work done by cjfields, dcmertens and davido.

      Out of interest, what C compiler did you use to install Boost::Graph?

      Sometimes I can think of 6 impossible LDAP attributes before breakfast.

      Why are you including lots of core modules in this installation list? Did you actually install Boost::Graph without error using the method you suggest?

        You should always declare in your Makefile.PL (or Build.PL, or other build instructions) *all* the modules your code depends on. That's because older versions of perl have fewer modules in core, and new versions of perl occasionally drop modules from core.

        I presume that that is a list of all the modules used by the code. Including a few core modules can't do any harm.

        Yes---It installed without error, which seems to be something that eludes you:).
Re: Looking for David Burdick
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Oct 25, 2013 at 21:46 UTC

    Have you tried IRC? there's #perl on freenode, and #perl on irc.perl.org. Good place to at least get in touch with people who might know him.

    Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax, you're god damn right I'm living in the fucking past

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