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Re: New 5.6 Perl

On Mon, Oct 09, 2000 at 06:17:33PM -0700, Darren/Torin/Who Ever... wrote:
>I've made the new 5.6 Perl available from:
>deb     http://master.debian.org/~torin/packages/experimental ./
>deb-src http://master.debian.org/~torin/packages/experimental ./

>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
>after that...

ii  perl-5.6       5.6.0-0.2      Larry Wall's Practical Extracting and Report
ii  perl-5.6-base  5.6.0-0.2      The Pathologically Eclectic Rubbish Lister
ii  libperl5.6     5.6.0-0.2      Shared Perl library
ii  libdigest-md5- 2.12-1         MD5 Message Digest for Perl

OK, I installed perl-5.6-base, perl-5.6, and libperl5.6 .  No extensive
testing, but it seems fine.

The shared lib works with a binary I previously built against my own

As I noted that the binary had xs_apiversion=5.005, I tested the
Digest::MD5 package (as an arbitrarily chosen XS module built against
5.005) with the new perl.  Requires -I/usr/lib/perl5/5.005/i386-linux,
but seems to work correctly.

Adding that path to @INC will make the 5.005 -> 5.6 transition much
smoother for those running woody.

Brendan O'Dea                                        bod@compusol.com.au
Compusol Pty. Limited                  (NSW, Australia)  +61 2 9810 3633

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