[oi-dev] 2218 update perl512 with oracle-userland patches (actually perl512 to 5.12.4)

Bayard Bell buffer.g.overflow at gmail.com
Sun Mar 18 11:44:41 UTC 2012

This has been updated. The chief difference is a patch that supports
SONAME for libperl across compilers. In the interim Oracle have
themselves moved to 5.12.4, so I've cross-checked my changes against

On Fri, Mar 2, 2012 at 11:50 PM, Bayard Bell
<buffer.g.overflow at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've provided an update to 5.12.4 instead of the Oracle patches to 5.123,
> although actually performed that build and tested it before rolling forward
> to 5.12.4 and stripping the patches. The relevant perldata shows the diff to
> be minimal, and I believe two of the three changes would otherwise be
> provided by the Oracle patches:
> http://search.cpan.org/dist/perl-5.12.4/pod/perl5124delta.pod
> https://www.illumos.org/issues/2218
> https://bitbucket.org/buffyg/illumos-userland-2218/compare/..buffyg/illumos-userland
> Since there are some pretty serious issues with perl5.10, I'd like to
> suggest a follow-on change to un-comment the default links and make this the
> default perl in OI 151, which has been done previously for illumian. Not
> sure if a separate package is available to manage the default links, but I
> believe igork had suggested something like that on [email protected] at some point.
> If such a change has already been committed, it should have some mechanics
> that I'd like to use to split the defaults out of the gcc44-runtime package.

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