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Steffen Mueller
July 29, 2008 08:45
PAR::Packer 0.982
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Hi all,

I have just uploaded PAR::Packer 0.982 to CPAN. The release was overdue
and contains various fixes which have accumulated since the last
release. Thanks to everyone who contributed and sorry that I haven't
been able to contribute a lot to this release myself.

Change log attached.

Best regards,

P.S.: Any volunteers for a win32 .par binary with 5.8.8 and 5.10.0?

[Changes for 0.982 - Jul 29, 2008]
* Bug fixes, etc.
- Fix bleadperl compilation.
- Ensure extracted files are marked executable on HP-UX so they can be
  used by the dynamic linker. (Scott Stanton)
- Fixed incorrect error handling code in test for directory existence
  when creating a private temporary directory. (Scott Stanton)
- On Windows, attempt to use the system temp directory before trying the
  temp_dirs locations. (Scott Stanton)
- Don't remove the top level par-<user> directory for PAR_CLEAN=1
  because doing so introduces a race condition with other
  applications trying to create the directory on
  startup. (Scott Stanton)
- When creating the temporary directory for PAR_CLEAN=1, ensure that
  the directory does not already exist to avoid picking up stale files
  from a prior invocation of a different par application.  This
  eliminates the need to rename the temp directory before removing it,
  which was causing race conditions in multi-threaded
  apps.  (Scott Stanton)
- Now officially requires Perl 5.6.1 and up in the Makefile.PL.
  This has been the case for a long time anyway, but this change
  should suppress some spurious CPAN testers failures.

* Documentation
- Clarified examples in the pp documentation, thanks to Dave Howorth.

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