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Re: perl-5.18.4

On Jan 14 20:39, Achim Gratz wrote:
> I've finally managed to produce a working Perl including debuginfo via
> cygport.  I have not yet ported most patches from Reini's 5.18.2 test
> version or checked whether they are still necessary.  I've also
> experimented with splitting off a perl_base package (I've used the
> selection of files from openSUSE) and the result looks quite nice (if
> you compare with the existing packages, keep in mind they are Bzip2
> compressed and thus a bit larger for the same unpacked size):
>  5,1M  5. Jan 21:23 perl-5.18.4-1.tar.xz
>  1,1M  5. Jan 21:23 perl_base-5.18.4-1.tar.xz
>  5,5M  5. Jan 21:23 perl_manpages-5.18.4-1.tar.xz
>  1,6M  5. Jan 21:23 perl_pods-5.18.4-1.tar.xz
> Separating the Pods into their own package doesn't appear to have much
> of an advantage, but who knows what it'll be good for.  In any case it
> looks like a bare-bones Perl might easily fit into Base.  I'm not sure
> yet what to do with the other modules that are bundled into Perl as
> released, I might actually give them their own packages since I think
> some should be updated anyway.
> Seeing that swapping out Perl will also trigger the rebuild of many more
> packages, I think by the time we get to this 5.22 might already be
> released (in May 2015).  I'd probably prefer to jump straight to that
> version and then take it from there.

Thanks for looking into that, Achim.  I really appreciate it, even
though I'm not exactly a perl hacker :)

If 5.22 is due in May already, it's probably a good idea to wait.
However, why does a bump from 5.x to 5.y require a rebuild of other
packages?  Is the perl stuff backward incompatible from one minor
version to the other?!?


Corinna Vinschen                  Please, send mails regarding Cygwin to
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