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From:
Albert Whale
Date:
October 25, 2003 21:03
Subject:
Re: Updating Perl to Threaded Breaks applications
Message ID:
3F9B4782.2050404@ABS-CompTech.com


Arthur Bergman wrote:

>
> On Saturday, October 25, 2003, at 02:19  pm, Albert Whale wrote:
>
>>
>> I am attempting to update my Perl installation to permit threaded 
>> uses.  Specifically, I need this to support the Sendmail::MILTER 
>> package.
>>
>> My existing Perl applications do not work when the updated Package is 
>> installed.
>>
>> While it may not be an efficient implementation, how can I install a 
>> Threaded Perl package to support the Sendmail::MILTER package while 
>> permitting the existing applications to use the currently installed 
>> Perl Applcations?
>>
>>
>
> Hi,
>
> If you are using perl 5.8.1 there should be no difference between 
> threaded perl and non threaded perl for normal applications (I assume 
> you USE_ITHREADS), if there are they are to be considered bugs and 
> should be fixed!
>
> However, if you want to seperate your threaded and non threaded perl 
> (there are several reasons for this, relating to speed and 3rd party 
> libs), I always compile threaded perl using a different prefix, 
> ./Configure -Dusethreads -Dprefix=/usr/local/perl/581thr/
>
> Cheers
>
Arthur,

Thank you for the suggestion, and I'll certainly make use of it.  Now 
one more quick question, since there is a separate prefix, what do you 
do with the Binary?  Do you have a /usr/bin/perl-thr?

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