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H.Merijn Brand
March 14, 2007 09:00
Vendor patches
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As I am in the process of some revising of README.hpux, amongst other
changes to document the end-of-life roadmap for HP's PA-RISC CPU's, I
noticed that the most recent official Perl from HP (on the td193) had
a lot of patches locally applied,  that have not been notified to the
perl5 porters.

I am under the impression that HP cooperates with ActiveState to make
their official builds which probably also explains their weird choice
of making a threaded perl their default.

What can/should we do to make  ActiveState/HP/Any-Vendor  report back
their changes? We just had a lot of feedback from Redhat, and most of
those patches found their way into the current development.

procura@td193> /opt/perl_64/bin/perl -V
Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 8 subversion 8) configuration:
    osname=hpux, osvers=11.22, archname=IA64.ARCHREV_0-thread-multi-LP64
    uname='hp-ux bigsur03 b.11.22 u ia64 1800516905 unlimited-user license '
    config_args='-ders -Dcc=cc -Dusethreads -Duseithreads -Ud_sigsetjmp -Uinstallusrbinperl -Ulocincpth= -Uloclibpth= -Duse64bitall -Dsh=/usr/bin/sh -Dd_attribut=undef -Dd_attribute_warn_unused_result=undef -Dd_u32align=define -Aprepend:libswanted=cl  -Dvendorprefix=/opt/perl_64 -Doptimize=-fast +DSitanium2 +Ofltacc=strict -Accflags=+Z -Accflags=-DUSE_SITECUSTOMIZE -Duselargefiles -Accflags=-DNO_HASH_SEED -Dprefix=/opt/perl_64 -Dinc_version_list=5.8.7/$archname 5.8.7 5.8.6/$archname 5.8.6 5.8.4/$archname 5.8.4 5.8.3/$archname 5.8.3 5.8.2/$archname 5.8.2 5.8.1/$archname 5.8.1 5.8.0/$archname 5.8.0 -Dsed=/usr/bin/sed -Duseshrplib -Dcf_by=ActiveState'
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=define use5005threads=undef useithreads=define usemultiplicity=define
    useperlio=define d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=define usesocks=undef
    use64bitint=define use64bitall=define uselongdouble=undef
    usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
    optimize='-fast +DSitanium2 +Ofltacc=strict',
    ccversion='B3910B A.05.55', gccversion='', gccosandvers=''
    intsize=4, longsize=8, ptrsize=8, doublesize=8, byteorder=87654321
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    ivtype='long', ivsize=8, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
    alignbytes=8, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='/usr/bin/ld', ldflags =' -L/usr/lib/hpux64'
    libpth=/usr/lib/hpux64 /lib /usr/lib /usr/ccs/lib /usr/local/lib
    libs=-lcl -lnsl -lnm -ldl -ldld -lm -lsec -lpthread -lc
    perllibs=-lcl -lnsl -lnm -ldl -ldld -lm -lsec -lpthread -lc
    libc=/usr/lib/hpux64/, so=so, useshrplib=true,
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_hpux.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Wl,-E -Wl,-B,deferred '
    cccdlflags='+Z', lddlflags='-b +vnocompatwarnings -L/usr/lib/hpux64'

Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):
                        PERL_MALLOC_WRAP USE_64_BIT_ALL USE_64_BIT_INT
  Locally applied patches:
        ActivePerl Build 817.1 [268662]
        Iin_load_module moved for compatibility with build 806
        POSIX: Support the long hostname version of uname()
        Avoid signal flag SA_RESTART for older versions of HP-UX
        PerlEx support in CGI::Carp
        Less verbose ExtUtils::Install and Pod::Find
        Patch for CAN-2005-0448 from Debian with modifications
        Partly reverted 24733 to preserve binary compatibility
        28671 Define PERL_NO_DEV_RANDOM on Windows
        28376 Add error checks after execing PL_cshname or PL_sh_path
        28305 Pod::Html should not convert "foo" into ``foo''
        27736 Make perl_fini() run with Sun WorkShop compiler
        27619 Bug in Term::ReadKey being triggered by a bug in Term::ReadLine
        27549 Move DynaLoader.o into
        27528 win32_pclose() error exit doesn't unlock mutex
        27527 win32_async_check() can loop indefinitely
        27515 ignore directories when searching @INC
        27359 Fix -d:Foo=bar syntax
        27210 Fix quote typo in c2ph
        27203 Allow compiling swigged C++ code
        27200 Make stat() on Windows handle trailing slashes correctly
        27194 Get perl_fini() running on HP-UX again
        27133 Initialise lastparen in the regexp structure
        27034 Avoid "Prototype mismatch" warnings with autouse
        26970 Make Passive mode the default for Net::FTP
        26921 Avoid getprotobyname/number calls in IO::Socket::INET
        26897,26903 Make common IPPROTO_* constants always available
        26670 Make '-s' on the shebang line parse -foo=bar switches
        26379 Fix alarm() for Windows 2003
        26087 Storable 0.1 compatibility
        25861 IO::File performace issue
        25084 long groups entry could cause memory exhaustion
        24699 ICMP_UNREACHABLE handling in Net::Ping
  Built under hpux
  Compiled at Sep 19 2006 13:50:51

H.Merijn Brand         Amsterdam Perl Mongers (
using & porting perl 5.6.2, 5.8.x, 5.9.x   on HP-UX 10.20, 11.00, 11.11,
& 11.23, SuSE 10.0 & 10.2, AIX 4.3 & 5.2, and Cygwin.  

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