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

Corinna Vinschen schrieb:
On Jul 14 12:09, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
On Jul 14 02:33, TB2 wrote:

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.

irssi needs to be upgraded. This was out of my radar. It uses an embedded perl interpreter.

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.

But we'd need a full parallel perl-5.8 installation for this issue, not just the dll in a seperate libperl58 package, which could be added to the perl dependencies.

In theory I can prepare it, because I use dozens of parallel perls right now, to test various packages against older versions.
But I rather want to break older packages and force those to be upgraded.

BTW: For me irssi works fine, because I have the dll and the full library path.

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

No, we are not binary ABI compatible with 5.8 anymore.
We just can support only the non-XS packages.
But we cannot support packages linking to the old 5.8 dll and not packages using old 5.8 XS code.
Reini Urban

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