New 5.6 Perl
I've made the new 5.6 Perl available from:
deb http://www.daft.com/pub/debian/experimental ./
deb-src http://www.daft.com/pub/debian/experimental ./
deb http://master.debian.org/~torin/packages/experimental ./
deb-src http://master.debian.org/~torin/packages/experimental ./
I made them available from master as well since Sprint has had bouts of
dropping packets lately.
The following are the changes wrought for this release:
* Add the threading version of Perl into the build system. XS
components need it even if users can't.
* Copy Brendan's patched target wholesale for the application of
* Adapt Brendan's libperl changes.
Be sure and link suidperl static.
I've not put in a separate libperl5.6-dev package since you'd need the
full Perl package to do that anyway. Possibly, perl-5.6 should provide
The tasks to have done by Saturday are:
* Remove the alternatives - there should be One True Perl
This means that I have to build the 5.004 and 5.005 packages and
remove the alternatives from there too. This is why this isn't done
for this release.
* Make the documentation build under binary-indep. I had this
originally but it was horrid due to the alternatives mess. I
reverted and it will be fixed for the next test release.
* Pull forward some of the changes from 5.005 such as
ExtUtils::MM_Unix not using LD_RUN_PATH, getting eg/rename patched,
I may leave the shadow password problem for the second release to
If folks could bang on this, I'll release a 0.3 on Saturday. If that
proves stable, I'll release it pretty much unchanged at -1 a few days
Darren Stalder/2608 Second Ave, @282/Seattle, WA 98121-1212/USA/+1-206-ELF-LIPZ
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