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[ANN] perl5.005_61 update and RFQ
- To: cygwin at sourceware dot cygnus dot com
- Subject: [ANN] perl5.005_61 update and RFQ
- From: "Charles S. Wilson" <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>
- Date: Thu, 07 Oct 1999 02:15:00 -0400
perl5.005_61 for cygwin is available as an pre-compiled binary package,
as a tarball of patched sourcecode, or just-the-patch-ma'am, from
This is a minor update since the last _61 version. The only real change
is that perl.exe and all .dll's are built stripped. This includes
downloadable modules *and any modules you build in the future using this
This seems to work well, with no (additional) test failures when
compared to the previous unstripped version. However, if anybody more
knowledgeable says stripping perl is a silly thing to do (especially
since it is common for endusers to build additional modules as dll's)
then please let me know.
From the web page:
Latest version is 5 Oct 99 (-991005)
Changes since previous version 6 Sep 99 (-990906)
Thanks to suggestions from Sebastien Barre, hints/cygwin.sh updated
so that executables and dll's are built stripped. This behavior will
propagate to any modules that are built using this perl. It seems to
work well, and the modules/executables are much smaller; however, if
anyone screams loudly that this is a bad idea, please let me know and I
Since this change affects how modules are built, I have rebuilt all
of the downloadable modules. However, the old modules should work fine
with the new perl, and vice versa.
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