[ANN] perl5.5.660

Charles Wilson cwilson@ece.gatech.edu
Wed Mar 1 22:17:00 GMT 2000


FWIW, the problems described below were fixed with the Feb 28 snapshot.
That includes the 100% usage problem and the weird configure failures
when building.

--Chuck

"Charles S. Wilson" wrote:
> 
> perl5.5.660 is now available at
> http://cygutils.netpedia.net/V1.1/perl-5.5.660/ You will also find a few
> precompiled modules at that location.
> 
> This might be the last beta before perl5.6 is released, so please bang
> on it if you've the inclination. I've found one problem already that I
> couldn't figure out: attempting to execute any routine from the libnet
> module causes perl to dump core immediately. If anybody's got any ideas
> about how to fix that, please let me know.
> 
> perl5.5.660 was built using the following external libraries from the
> cygutils archive:
>   libcrypt
>   cygipc-1.05
>   db-2.7.7
>   gdbm-1.8.0-1
> and with the following environment settings. ntsec was not enabled.
>   CYGWIN=binmode tty ntea
>   built and installed by a non-administrator user
> 
> Anyway, here are the perl harness results:
> 
> Failed Test  Status Wstat Total Fail  Failed  List of failed
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> io/pipe.t         1   256    15   12  80.00%  7-15
> lib/glob-basic.               9    7  77.78%  3-9
> lib/io_pipe.t                10    2  20.00%  9-10
> lib/io_poll.t                 8    1  12.50%  4
> lib/odbm.t                   64    1   1.56%  2
> lib/posix.t                  27    3  11.11%  8-10
> op/grent.t                    1    1 100.00%  1
> op/magic.t                   35    2   5.71%  3, 5
> op/taint.t                  149   11   7.38%  1, 3, 31, 142-149
> pragma/warnings             348    1   0.29%  117
> 4 tests and 57 subtests skipped.
> Failed 10/234 test scripts, 95.73% okay. 25/11679 subtests failed,
> 99.79% okay.
> 
> --Chuck
> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> FWIW, I also built and tested 5.5.660 with ntsec ON. Here are those
> results
> 
> Failed Test  Status Wstat Total Fail  Failed  List of failed
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> base/rs.t        13  3328    14   14 100.00%  1-14
> io/pipe.t         1   256    15   12  80.00%  7-15
> lib/dirhand.t                 5    1  20.00%  3
> lib/filecache.t 255 65280     1    1 100.00%  1
> lib/filepath.t  255 65280     4    4 100.00%  1-4
> lib/glob-basic.               9    1  11.11%  2
> lib/io_dir.t                 10    1  10.00%  3
> lib/io_pipe.t                10    2  20.00%  9-10
> lib/io_poll.t                 8    1  12.50%  4
> lib/io_unix.t     0    15     5    4  80.00%  2-5
> lib/ipc_sysv.t               16   16 100.00%  1-16
> lib/ndbm.t       13  3328    64   50  78.12%  1-2, 4, 9, 19-64
> lib/odbm.t                   64   62  96.88%  3-64
> lib/posix.t                  27    3  11.11%  8-10
> op/grent.t                    1    1 100.00%  1
> op/magic.t                   35    2   5.71%  3, 5
> op/stat.t                    58    8  13.79%  18-21, 26-27, 57-58
> op/taint.t                  149    3   2.01%  1, 3, 31
> pragma/warnings             348    1   0.29%  117
> 4 tests and 44 subtests skipped.
> Failed 19/234 test scripts, 91.88% okay. 171/11679 subtests failed,
> 98.54% okay.

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