[PATCH]perl5.005_03 (CORE) cygwin32 port

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Mon May 31 21:10:00 GMT 1999

"Fifer, Eric" wrote:

> This is a bug report for perl from efifer@sanwaint.com,
> generated with the help of perlbug 1.26 running under perl 5.00503.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> [Please enter your report here]
> Some cleanup of Alexander Smishlajev's patches that build perl under
> Cygwin as a shared libperl.dll and with dynamically loaded extensions.
> See README.cygwin32 for details.

Some clarification for the cygwin list folks:

alex smishlajev took my initial collection of patches, and adapted them to
allow building a dynamically linked perl. However, once I began corresponding
with him about distributing his updated patchkit and a dynamic binary, he told
me that Eric Fifer had made further changes. Thus, to build the most up-to-date
(???!!!) dynamically linked, cygwin perl, you need two big patches: alex's
(patch1) and Eric's (patch2).

Eric just posted a uuencoded, gzipped version of patch2. However, patch1 was
never posted to the list, so "Some cleanup of alexander smishlajev's
patches..." doesn't really mean much to all of you maillist denizens out there.
I've got alex's patch1 if anyone wants it right away - but please do not bother
alex about it. He is not supporting the patch. With Eric and alex's approval, I
will, over the next few days, merge the two patches, and produce a single patch
and a dynamically linked binary for download.

I will still provide the static perl binary + modules (DBI, mSQL, etc) that was
released a few days ago. However, unless someone comes up with a good argument
to change my mind, I will probably not update that build any further (well,
maybe one more release to take advantage of the latest cygwin-specific fixes in
DBI-1.08). Assuming the dynamic perl works well, future binary releases will be

Stay tuned...

--Chuck Wilson

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