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Re: Perl-5.8.1-1 package wants Cygwin1.dll:__getreent

Hello s,

> "Cygcheck -s -r -v perl" output attached in perl5811.out

> I installed Perl-5.8.1-1; no cygwin1.dll upgrade was available.
> Calling perl raised this error:
>   "Cygperl5_8_1.dll file is linked to missing export
>   CYGWIN1.DLL:__getreent"

> As cygcheck shows, this is win98 with
>    C:/cygwin/bin/cygwin1.dll - os=4.0 img=1.0 sys=4.0
>      "cygwin1.dll" v0.0 ts=2003/3/18 9:20

> 1) Does Perl-5.8.1-1 need a new cygwin1.dll?

Yes, the perl-5.8.1 is a test release that requires cygwin-1.5.3-tobe.
There is a new perl-5.8.0 on the way which requires cygwin-1.3.22.

> 2) Setup will uninstall the new version but won't,
> after restart, recognize the earlier version, alone,
> as a "local install" in ../reelease/perl.
> How do I backtrack cygwin/setup.exe's records to
> allow re-install of the earlier version?

The setup.hint is faulty, it was already fxed and show up at the mirrors


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