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Gerrit P. Haase
March 20, 2003 12:19
[DOC-PATCH] for README.cygwin, bleadperl version
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Hallo Porters,

This reflects the recent changes in Perl & Cygwin according threaded
builds of Perl and the availability of rebase in the Cygwin

--- README.cygwin~      2003-03-20 21:08:56.000000000 +0100
+++ README.cygwin       2003-03-20 21:07:26.000000000 +0100
@@ -206,7 +206,9 @@
 =item * C<-Dusethreads>
-POSIX threads are B<not> yet implemented in Cygwin completely.
+POSIX threads are implemented in Cygwin, define this symbol if you want
+a threaded perl.  If there is trouble, check that your Cygwin installation 
+is up to date.
 =item * C<-Duselargefiles>
@@ -441,7 +443,8 @@
 Inplace editing C<perl -i> of files doesn't work without doing a backup 
 of the file being edited C<perl -i.bak> because of windowish restrictions,
-so Perl adds the C<.bak> automatically if you just use C<perl -i>.
+therefore Perl adds the C<.bak> automatically if you use C<perl -i> 
+without specifying a backup extension.
 Using fork() after loading multiple dlls may fail with an internal cygwin
 error like the following:
@@ -451,9 +454,9 @@
     200 [main] perl 377147 sync_with_child: child -395691(0xB8) died before initialization with status code 0x1
    1370 [main] perl 377147 sync_with_child: *** child state child loading dlls
-Use the rebase utility to resolve the conflicting dll addresses.
+Use the rebase utility to resolve the conflicting dll addresses.  The
+rebase package is included in the Cygwin netrelease.  Use setup.exe from
+here to install it.
@@ -565,8 +568,8 @@
 Steven Morlock <>,
 Sebastien Barre <>,
 Teun Burgers <>,
-Gerrit Haase <>.
+Gerrit P. Haase <>.
 =head1 HISTORY
-Last updated: 2002-10-07
+Last updated: 2003-03-20



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