CygUtils update (for those testing perl-5.6.1-1)
Wed Jan 3 23:31:00 GMT 2001
Since Eric has released a perl package based on the 5.6.1-TRIAL1 code,
and since his package is slated become an official contribution to the
cygwin distro, the perl-5.6.0 at CygUtils is obsolete and a dead-end.
If you want to upgrade to the newer perl, you should do the following:
a) use setup.exe to install perl-5.6.1-1
b) remove the cygutils perl from your system
But (b) is easier said than done. I've made a few minor updates to the
CygUtils website, noting that the cygutils perl-5.6.0 is obsolete and
providing instructions for quickly and easily removing it from your
Those instructions are based around a tool called
'RemoveObsoletePackages', also available at the cygutils website, which
uses .list.tar.bz2 files that mimic the structure of cygutils packages,
but without actually including any data. The point?
I've added a .list.tar.bz2 file for the cygutils-perl package. See
^^^^ this is where the removal instructions are located
and, of course, the NEWS page:
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