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Changed: perl-5.8.1 debugging version available
- From: "Gerrit P. Haase" <gerrit at familiehaase dot de>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 17:42:52 +0200
- Subject: Changed: perl-5.8.1 debugging version available
- Organization: Esse keine toten Tiere
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- Reply-to: "Gerrit P. Haase" <gerrit at familiehaase dot de>
After I learned now that ftp.cpan.org is a distributed server, you may
use these URLs to get it from your local mirror:
> Now after perl-5.8.1 was finally released, I've made a debugging
> version available at first. This will not be distributed via the
> Cygwin mirrors and is not installable via setup.exe.
> But you can fetch it from the CPAN mirror which is nearest to you:
> where $CPAN is the mirror you select from the list of 238 mirrors
> here: http://www.cpan.org/SITES.html
> Extract the perl_debug-5.8.1-2-srctree.tar.bz2 from the Cygwin root
> directory, it will create a tree under /tmp/perl/...
> Do the same with perl_debug-5.8.1-2.tar.bz2, it will install into
> /usr/bin/..., /usr/lib/perl5/... and /usr/share/doc/perl-5.8.1/...
> The perl_debug-5.8.1-2-src.tar.bz2 contains all the source packages
> and scripts which are needed to rebuild from scratch.
> This release is mainly for Nicholas Wourms and other Win98/Cygwin/Perl
> users who reported problems with Cygwin Perl releases and who may be
> interested in debugging the problems with Perl under Win98 like
> Please try this first release of the final perl-5.8.1 and report back
> if it works for you or not.
> Some technical information:
> It is compiled with gcc-3.3.1 under cygwin-1.5.5, linked against
> libcrypt and libutil, some modules are linked against zlib, libdb4 and
> libgdbm4, I used the latest binutils.
> I'm interested in: i.e.
> - are your favourite modules building?
> - is it possible to build modules using e.g. gcc-3.2?
> - is it possible to run /usr/bin/cpan to install modules (i.e with
> - your favourite topic here ...
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