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[ANNOUNCEMENT] Updated: perl-5.10.0-1 [EXPERIMENTAL]

The cygwin perl packages perl and perl_manpages have
been updated in the experimental branch to 5.10.0-1.
  Click on [Exp]

Several libraries will follow soon. When all libraries have been updated we can switch from Experimental to Current.

perl-5.10.0 cygwin notes:

This release is binary incompatible with the previous 5.8 releases, but
compatible to all future 5.10.x releases. That's why we named the main
perl DLL /bin/cygperl5_10.dll and not cygperl5_10_0.dll.

The requirements for the special perl link driver ld2 and perlld had
been removed.

Cygwin mount point information is now accessible, esp. text/binary

Some modules have been added to vendor_perl, but most of the old vendor
modules moved to CORE.
Included are Bundle::CPAN, CPAN::Reporter, XML::LibXML and several
Test modules.
Note: Installed modules (e.g. via CPAN) in site_perl have higher
precedence than vendor_perl modules. So you can easily update these.

Cygwin README:

Vendor patches:
* CYG04 - major.version cygperl5_10.dll and not cygperl5_10_x.dll
* CYG11 - no-bs Empty .bs files are not generated anymore

Update recommendations:

Since 5.10 is not installed in parallel to 5.8 (it is possible, but not
with this package), all your old 5.8 modules will need to be reinstalled
for 5.10.
Your old 5.8 modules are not deleted, just not accessible to 5.10.
Non-binary packages can be used by adding /usr/lib/perl5/site_lib/5.8 to
your @INC, but the below procedure is recommended to get the latest
version for each installed package.
This will not harm most of your previous 5.8 modules in case you want to
switch back to 5.8, just the /bin scripts might get overwritten.

# get the list of installed 5.8 modules
$ perl -MExtUtils::Installed \
  -e'print join("\n", new ExtUtils::Installed->modules)' > module.list

# install all previous modules for 5.10
$ cpan `cat module.list`

Detailed NEWS from README ------------------------- 5.10.0-1

- Configure -de -Dmksymlinks -Duse64bitint -Dusethreads -Uusemymalloc \
    -Doptimize='-O3' -Dman3ext='3pm' -Dusesitecustomize
  (unchanged from 5.8)

- cygwin /bin g+w incompatible with TAINT (-T)
  The default directory permissions for /bin drwxrwxr-x is incompatible
  with perl tainting. chmod g-w /bin to allow perl -T scripts to run
  without warnings.

- included vendor_perl packages

  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 for a full CPAN bootstrap,
  and the new patched libXML packages, and some almost-core

  Pod-Escapes-1.04 Pod-Simple-3.05 Test-Pod-1.26
  Devel-Symdump-2.08 Pod-Coverage-0.19 Test-Pod-Coverage-1.08
  Compress-Raw-Bzip2-2.008 IO-Compress-Bzip2-2.008 Compress-Bzip2-2.09
  Term-ReadLine-Perl-1.0302 Term-ReadLine-Gnu-1.16 TermReadKey-2.30
  XML-NamespaceSupport-1.09 XML-SAX-0.16 XML-LibXML-Common-0.13
  XML-LibXML-1.65 XML-Parser-2.36
  YAML-0.66 Config-Tiny-2.12 File-Copy-Recursive-0.35 IPC-Run3-0.039
  Probe-Perl-0.01 Tee-0.13 IO-CaptureOutput-1.06 File-pushd-1.00
  File-HomeDir-0.67 Digest-SHA-5.45 Module-Signature-0.55
  URI-1.35 HTML-Tagset-3.10 HTML-Parser-3.56 libwww-perl-5.808
  CPAN-1.9205 Test-Reporter-1.38 CPAN-Reporter-1.0601
  Net-Telnet-3.03 Module-ScanDeps-0.81 PAR-Dist-0.25
  B-Generate-1.11 PadWalker-1.5 Alias-2.32

Thanks to Jerry D. Hedden and Jan Dubois.


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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