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Andy Dougherty
May 6, 2008 15:19
Re: helping 5.8.9
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On Tue, 6 May 2008, Reini Urban wrote:

> The real problem is now to check why 5.8.9 cannot load the 5.8.8 arch dlls.
> Same Configure line of course.
> Oops: default cygwin hints changed. Not good.
>   5.8.8 uses system malloc, 5.8.9 now the faster perl MYMALLOC
> But I'll make no patch for the porters, just a private for the cygwin package.
> People which build from source should be aware of that.
> Is there a prominent warning with -de?

In general, no, there is no prominent warning.  The $archname contains a 
few of the most common binary incompatibility terms (e.g. 64 vs 32 bit, 
threads vs no-threads) but there are many, many others not contained in 

The cygwin hints could put a message in the 'config.msg' file, which gets 
displayed to the user at the end of the Configure run.

    Andy Dougherty

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