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cygwin perl-5.10.0-5 released

posted by grinder on 2008.07.07 16:45   Printer-friendly
rurban writes "cygwin perl has been updated to 5.10.0-5.
Installable via http://cygwin.com/setup.exe

Important Changes since the last perl-5.10.0-4:
    — fixed serious Win32CORE issue with 5.10.0-4. This was
        statically linked, but never initialized at run-time.
    — fixed failing .dll linkage in ExtUtils::LibUtils::Kid.
        Broke gtk2-perl
    — softlink all /usr/bin longver scripts to versionless links
    — added Term::ReadKey (lost with 5.10.0-4)
    — based on 5.10.x patchlevel 34065. This was easier than
        cherry picking the most important patches since the
        official 5.10 release.perl-5.10.0 cygwin notes:

This release is binary incompatible with the old 5.8 releases,
but compatible to all 5.10.x releases. That's why we named the mainperl DLL /bin/cygperl5_10.dll and not cygperl5_10_0.dll.

The requirements for the special perl link driver ld2 and perlld had
been removed.

Cygwin mount point information is now accessible, esp. text/binary
detection.

Some modules have been added to vendor_perl, but most of the old vendor modules moved to CORE.
Included are Bundle::CPAN, CPAN::Reporter, XML::LibXML and several Test modules.
Note: Installed modules (e.g. via CPAN) in site_perl have higher precedence than vendor_perl modules. So you can easily update these.

See http://www.perl.org/
ChangeLog: http://perldoc.perl.org/perldelta.html
Cygwin README: http://perldoc.perl.org/perlcygwin.html

Vendor patches:
* CYG11 Empty .bs files are not generated anymore
* CYG12 no archlib in otherlibdirs
* CYG14 Dynaloader
* CYG15 static-Win32CORE
* CYG18 File::Spec::case_tolerant performance fix

Update recommendations from 5.8:


Since 5.10 is not installed in parallel to 5.8 (it is possible, but not
with this package), all your old 5.8 modules will need to be reinstalled
for 5.10.
Your old 5.8 binary modules are not deleted, just not accessible to 5.10.
Non-binary packages are accessible, because /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8 and /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8 are in @INC, but the below procedure is recommended to get the latest version for each installed package.
This will not harm most of your previous 5.8 modules in case you want to
switch back to 5.8, just the /bin scripts might get overwritten.

BEFORE INSTALLATION of 5.10 !
# get the list of installed 5.8 modules
$ perl -MExtUtils::Installed \
    -e'print join("\n", new ExtUtils::Installed->modules)' > module.list

AFTER INSTALLATION of 5.10 !
# install all previous modules for 5.10
$ cpan `cat module.list`

Detailed NEWS from README

5.10.0-5
    — fixed serious Win32CORE issue with 5.10.0-4. This was
        statically linked, but never initialized at run-time.
    — fixed failing .dll linkage in ExtUtils::LibUtils::Kid.
        Broke gtk2-perl
    — softlink all /usr/bin longver binaries to versionless links
    — added Term::ReadKey (lost with 5.10.0-4)
    — based on 5.10.x patchlevel 34065
    — added Net-DNS-0.63 for Test::Reporter
    — more modules upgrades: Compress-Bzip2-2.011, File-HomeDir-0.80,
        libwww-perl-5.813, Test-Reporter-1.4002, B-Generate-1.12_09"
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