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cygwin setup keeps downgrading perl 5.8 -> 5.6
- From: Ashley Shugart <ashleyshugart at earthlink dot net>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Sat, 15 Mar 2003 03:05:38 -0600
- Subject: cygwin setup keeps downgrading perl 5.8 -> 5.6
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Why does cygwin setup want to downgrade perl from 5.8 to 5.6? Is this
intentional or accidental? The following excerpt from
shows 5.8 is listed under a [test] section.
sdesc: "Larry Wall's Practical Extracting and Report Language"
ldesc: "Perl is a high-level programming language with roots in C,
sed, awk and shell scripting. Perl is good at handling processes
and files, and is especially good at handling text. Perl's
hallmarks are practicality and efficiency. While it is used to
do a lot of different things, Perl's most common applications are
system administration utilities and web programming. A large
proportion of the CGI scripts on the web are written in Perl.
You need the perl package installed on your system so that your
system can handle Perl scripts."
requires: cygwin gdbm
install: release/perl/perl-5.6.1-2.tar.bz2 6519925 d0bf481529040f142182b69cbef141bb
source: release/perl/perl-5.6.1-2-src.tar.bz2 5373358 30abc1e494147d11c17d90d8105fe6cf
install: release/perl/perl-5.8.0-1.tar.bz2 6611750 6bbd660567ca9e95ccff5c0a59383937
source: release/perl/perl-5.8.0-1-src.tar.bz2 11187748 a0bbf2e56f3725480a23dd4ab20e7c3b
I couldn't find the web page that explained what [test] means. With
this setup you have to catch cygwin each time you run setup to upgrade
other packages, otherwse it will do the downgrade by default. (i.e you
have to select "Keep" for perl).
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