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Re: 1.5.x goes current on 2003-08-23?
- From: "Gerrit P. Haase" <gp at familiehaase dot de>
- To: Nicholas Wourms <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 3 Aug 2003 22:32:58 +0200
- Subject: Re: 1.5.x goes current on 2003-08-23?
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Am Sonntag, 3. August 2003 um 18:54 schriebst du:
> X-Post from cygwin-apps...
>> If someone is interested to help, start with release candidate 3 for
In the meantime is RC4 released, from the announcement:
I could find no law against having more than three Release Candidates.
Perhaps more importantly, the various module updates warranted a fourth
Test extensively yadda yadda 5.8.1 as soon as possible mumble mumble."
See also my posting where I described the visible problem:
> Perl-5.8 is not working at all on WinME and, despite my best efforts, I
> am unable to debug the problem because the "race" condition happens
> before the dubugger can hook. As Jason points out in the release notes,
> even after being rebased, Python cannot pass any of the threads or
^^^^^^ Python also cannot be built with
> forking tests. I'm out of idea, so as a minor representative of people
> who may still be using WinME, I kindly request that you provide a rebuid
> of perl-5.6.x againt 1.5.1 (still marked as previous of course).
Hmm, previous && test version at the same time, I doubt that this is
Why not upgrading to W2K or XP?
You can get W2K really cheap at second hand shops;)
Last time I was at microsfot.com I saw that they don't support
Internet Explorer 5 and 5.5 any longer. That means that the support
for Win98/ME will also be dropped soon as it already happens now for
Win95 (you cannot install IE6 on W95). I cannot believe that there
are some users out there who still work with their first, ten years
old, Pentium I, 90Mhz box which cannot run W2K because their 4 GB
harddisk is too small and they cannot upgrade the hardware because the
BIOS is too old to recognize some hardisk larger than 4 GB and are
really happy that they could install Win98 because it gives you the
look and feel of a real system.
OTOH, rebuilding perl-5.6.1 will hopefully be not a problem, I have
not tried that yet, will do this later too.
> Also, for 5.8.1, can you turn back on MakeMaker's bzipping of manpages,
> like you had during the 5.8.0RC's? You might also considier targeting
> /usr/share/man, as that is what we are hoping to transition to...
IIRC, I compressed the manpages manually, but if there is a feature in
perl that allows to do this automagically, I can turn it on.
I thought we allow /usr/man and /usr/share/man to coexist?
$ ( cd /usr/man ; du -hs )
$ ( cd /usr/man ; df -h . )
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
H: 60G 29G 31G 49% /
And: Hardisks are really cheap, 120GB -> $100.
And if that all doesn't help:
$ (cd /usr/man ; find . -name "*.3pm" | xargs bzip2 -9 )
At least for the perl modules manpages it is easy to maintain this
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