Re: Perl 5.6.0 Is Here!
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Chip Salzenberg, in an immanent manifestation of deity, wrote:
>Well, that's all true ... but arguing for the loyal opposition, I
>suggest that even users of benighted misfeatures like "5.005 threads"
>may want to upgrade to 5.6.0 for the sake of other features like
>better UTF8 support.
I wasn't going to generate a 5.005 threads package unless people ask for
>> I thought last time this came up there was a decision to make a libperl,
>> just not link /usr/bin/perl itself to it. So there would be some
>> duplication, but less than there is now, and this would be a bit smaller.
>That would be best handled with a separate perl-5.6.0-libperl package,
I'm delaying the release of the packages a few days so that I can
release a shared libperl.so with it.
A question that came up once before. Would it be better to put
libperl.so in /usr/lib considering that our Perl binaries aren't
actually linked with it? It would cause problems with MakeMaker and
friends though, so it might not be worth it. I look at is something
like the old man3 location. (Finally fixed in 5.6.0).
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