Updated: perl-5.8.8-3

Reini Urban rurban@x-ray.at
Thu Jul 19 06:48:00 GMT 2007

The cygwin perl packages perl and perl_manpages have been updated to the 
current stable version 5.8.8.

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.

See http://www.perl.org/
ChangeLog: http://perldoc.perl.org/perl588delta.html

Old vendor patches:
* CYG01 - hints.cygwin.sh ldflags -s
* CYG03 - lib-Test-Harness-Straps $ENV{PERL5LIB} = ''
* CYG04 - major.version.cygwin.sh 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
   - Maintainer change from Gerrit Haase to Reini Urban.
   - fixed installperl for the pl-CYG04major.version.cygwin.sh.patch
     (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 http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.


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