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Re: perl-5.8.1-1 problem: TW.dll is 182 megabytes

>>>>> "cgf" == Christopher Faylor <> writes:

    cgf> On Thu, Aug 28, 2003 at 08:50:57AM -0700, Peter J.  Stieber wrote:
    >>> This perl is a test release which requires cygwin-1.5.3.

    cgf> This is my fault.  I somehow made 5.8.1 the default.  I've
    cgf> fixed this now but it will take a while to propagate to
    cgf> mirrors.

I suffered from that problem, so I re-ran setup, which reasonably
replaced version 5.8.1 with 5.8.0-4.  However, the installation is
taking forever -- the setup screen shows that it's copying the file
/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/cygwin-multi-64int/auto/Encode/TW/TW.dll, and
that file seems to be growing without bound (it's at 182 megabytes as
I write this).

I too worked around the problem by backing off to perl 5.6.1.
A hacker would consider being asked to write
        add x to y giving z
instead of
        z = x+y
as something between an insult to his intelligence and a sin against God.
        -- Paul Graham (

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