Cygwin Perl 5.8.7 - Thread signalling gives errors in standard distribution

Christopher Faylor
Tue Jan 23 14:05:00 GMT 2007

On Tue, Jan 23, 2007 at 01:48:38PM +0100, Sebastian Weber wrote:
>Hi All,
>I just experienced the following problem: When using the normal perl 
>packaged with Cygwin (v5.8.7 built for cygwin-thread-multi-64int) and 
>trying thread signalling with threads->kill(), I get an error.
>For example the following script:
>   use threads;
>   sub thr_func
>   {
>       $SIG{'KILL'} = sub { die("Thread killed\n"); };
>       while (1) {}
>   }
>   my $thr = threads->create('thr_func');
>   $thr->kill('KILL')->detach();
>Errors out with:
>Can't locate auto/threads/ in @INC (@INC contains: ...) at 
>./ line 22
>A thread exited while 2 threads were running.
>After installing the newest threads module from CPAN (v1.57, 
>, everything works fine. 
>I believe, the cygwin distribution still uses an outdated threads 
>module. Has anybody else experienced this problem?

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