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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: perl-5.8.8-4

Reini Urban schrieb:
The cygwin perl packages perl and perl_manpages have been updated to revision 5.8.8-4.
This fixes the reported versiononly issue and adds documents into /usr/share/doc/perl-5.8.8.
The versiononly issue led to incorrect dependencies on versioned scripts (5.8.8 suffix), failing with e.g. perldoc.

Some more infos for this release, which will be in the next Cygwin README:

There are two CPAN releases in this package. The default CPAN version is
the stable 1.76_02 version, which belongs to the 5.8.8 package.
If you want to update it to the current CPAN version it is easier for newbies to disable the standard CPAN package, the new vendor package is taken then.

mv /usr/lib/perl5/5.8/ /usr/lib/perl5/5.8/CPAN.pm_

Otherwise you'll have to go the tedious CPAN upgrade process for which the old CPAN without Win32API::File was not ready then. Cannot overwrite locked dll's,m within the CPAN shell. See the various Linda W threads on p5p for example.

perl-5.8.8 cygwin notes:

There are no changes intentionally incompatible with 5.8.7. If any
exist, they are bugs and reports are welcome. No XS module needs a

Additionally several modules have been added to vendor_perl.
Note: Previously installed modules in site_perl have higher precedence.


Old vendor patches:
* CYG01 - ldflags -s
* CYG03 - lib-Test-Harness-Straps $ENV{PERL5LIB} = ''
* CYG04 - cygperl-5_8.dll and not
* CYG05 - add Win32CORE to core

Added new vendor patches:
* fixed installperl for CYG04
* CYG02 - lib-ExtUtils-Embed insensitive against leading \\s
* CYG07 - File-Spec-Cygwin-TMPDIR.patch"
* Bug#38628 - allow legacy Cwd->cwd()
* Bug#40103 - File-Spec-case_tolerant.patch from 5.9.5

Detailed NEWS from README ------------------------- 5.8.8-4 - fix the reported versiononly issue - adds documents and Changes into /usr/share/doc/perl-5.8.8 - upload new setup.hint

  - Maintainer change from Gerrit Haase to Reini Urban.
  - fixed installperl for the
    (skipping lib and pods).
  - added #40103 - File-Spec-case_tolerant.patch from 5.9.5
  - added #38628 Cwd->cwd() patch, but not the full cygwin-path.patch
    posted to p5p
  - added File-Spec-Cygwin-TMPDIR.patch
  - added several backports for failing testsuite cases.
  - Adjust the perlcygwin documentation for ntsec, cygserver and Unicode
  - included more vendor_perl packages compared to 5.8.7 (without
    comment they are all new).

    Rationale: Same local vendor_perl packages included as in 5.8.7,
    plus some of the new CPAN packages which went to core with 5.9.5,
    Bundle::CPAN, CPAN::Reporter, Module::Build, Par::Dist,
    for a full CPAN bootstrap, the new libXML packages,
    and some almost-core dependencies.

    Pod-Simple-3.05 Test-Pod-1.26 Pod-Coverage-0.18
    Compress-Raw-Zlib-2.005 IO-Compress-Zlib-2.005
        Compress-Zlib-2.005 (updated from 1.41)
    Compress-Raw-Bzip2-2.005 IO-Compress-Bzip2-2.005
        Compress-Bzip2-2.09 (same)
        IO-Zlib-1.05 (updated from 1.04)
        IO-String-1.08 (updated from 1.07)
        Archive-Tar-1.32 (updated from 1.26, but without bin)
        MD5-2.03 (same)
    Term-ReadLine-Perl-1.0302 (updated from 1.0203)
          Term-ReadLine-Gnu-1.16 TermReadKey-2.30 (same)
        XML-NamespaceSupport-1.09 XML-SAX-0.15 XML-LibXML-Common-0.13
    XML-Parser-2.34 (same)
    Proc-ProcessTable-0.41 (updated from 0.40)
    File-Temp-0.18 YAML-0.62
    Config-Tiny-2.10 File-Copy-Recursive-0.33 IPC-Run3-0.037
        Tee-0.13 IO-CaptureOutput-1.03 File-pushd-0.99 File-HomeDir-0.65
    Module-Signature-0.55 Devel-Symdump-2.07
        URI-1.35 HTML-Tagset-3.10 HTML-Parser-3.56 libwww-perl-5.805
    Test-Reporter-1.27 CPAN-Reporter-0.44
    Net-Telnet-3.03 (same)
    Module-ScanDeps-0.75 PAR-Dist-0.23
    ExtUtils-CBuilder-0.19 ExtUtils-ParseXS-2.18 Regexp-Common-2.120
    version-0.7203 podlators-2.0.5 Pod-Readme-0.09
    B-Generate-1.09 PadWalker-1.5 Alias-2.32

  - removed /usr/bin/ptar and /usr/bin/ptardiff, and subsequently
    Algorithm-Diff-1.1902 Text-Diff-0.35. If you want these binaries
    install Archive::Tar via cpan
  - PAR is not included because of /usr/bin/pp, impolite namespace
    pollution. But since the PAR::Dist is included the tight version
    dependency problems should have gone.


To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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