Updated: perl-5.10.0-2 [experimental]

Reini Urban rurban@x-ray.at
Sun Jan 6 00:59:00 GMT 2008

The experimental perl-5.10 package has been slightly improved.
It's definitely not worth a redownload, but good to have.

Changes of perl-5.10.0-1 to perl-5.10.0-2:
  Just a little performance and convenience gain:
  Changed @INC, the include path,

Binary site_perl modules still have to be re-installed via CPAN, but
non-binary old 5.8 modules can stay and will be used.
It's nevertheless recommended to follow the upgrade instructions from
the -1 release, BEFORE you setup this new perl-5.10.

See http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2007-12/msg00563.html

This release is binary incompatible with the previous 5.8 releases, but
compatible to all future 5.10.x releases. That's why we named the main
perl 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

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
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:
* CYG04 - major.version cygperl5_10.dll and not cygperl5_10_x.dll
* CYG11 - no-bs Empty .bs files are not generated anymore
* CYG12 - no archlib in otherlibdirs

Update recommendations:

Since 5.10 is not installed in parallel to 5.8 (it is possible, but not
with this package), all your binary 5.8 modules will need to be
reinstalled for 5.10.
Non-binary packages are added to your @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.

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

# install all previous modules for 5.10
$ cpan `cat module.list`


To install this package, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on the
<http://cygwin.com/> web page. This downloads setup.exe to your
system. Then, run setup and answer all of the questions. You'll find
this test package listed in the "All" category when clicking "Exp".
After installation, read the documentation at directories:


If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at <cygwin@cygwin.com>.


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