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Re: irssi on cygwin on vista 64bit crashes with 0x00000135 in cygperl5_8.dll

Hi Reini,

On Jul 14 12:09, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> On Jul 14 02:33, TB2 wrote:
> > 
> > Hi,
> > 
> > It's a fresh vista ultimate 64bit install and I installed cygwin with
> > standard options + irssi, screen and rxvt. Everything working; rxvt and even
> > screen, but irssi crashes instantly upon execution, no matter if I use cmd
> > or rxvt as the shell, or if I start it remotely over ssh.
> > 
> > The error code is 0x00000135
> > File: cygperl5_8.dll
> I assume it's 0xC0000135 and it means DLL not found.  It looks like you
> need Perl 5.8 for irssi to run.  Try to downgrade perl to 5.8.8-4 using
> setup.exe for now.

this sounds like a serious problem with the new perl release to me.
It breaks backward compatibility be just removing a DLL other packages
might rely upon.  If perl 5.10 is meant to be backward compatible with
5.8, shouldn't it offer a cygperl5_8.dll as well, for instance, a
hardlink?  However, wouldn't it be better in the long run to have a


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
Cygwin Project Co-Leader          cygwin AT cygwin DOT com
Red Hat

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