Updated: perl-5.8.8-4

Reini Urban rurban@x-ray.at
Fri Jul 20 07:00:00 GMT 2007

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 
The versiononly issue led to incorrect dependencies on versioned scripts 
(5.8.8 suffix), failing with e.g. perldoc.

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.

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
   - 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 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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