[oi-dev] [HEADSUP] /usr/perl5/bin/perl was switched to perl-516
alp at rsu.ru
Mon Aug 4 18:05:13 UTC 2014
To reduce costs of supporting multiple perl versions we are reducing
Perl 5.10 support in OpenIndiana Hipster.
This mostly affects people, compiling illumos-gate on /hipster.
Also it can affect you if you have
runtime/perl-516/module/sun-solaris at 5.11* installed. If you have this
package installed (and this can happen only if you have installed it by
hands), please, uninstall this package before updating (so that
runtime/perl-516/module/sun-solaris at 0.5.11 can be installed).
If you compiled your perl modules for perl 5.16, possibly you have to
recompile them. New perl 5.16 version was compiled without
-Dperl_static_inline="static" flag to avoid creating one more patch for
illumos-gate (this can affect perl ABI).
We have two perl versions - Perl 5.10 and Perl 5.16. If you haven't
changed perl mediator, your /usr/bin/perl should be Perl 5.16 for about
Now we have marked obsolete most of the perl-510 modules. There are
several modules which are not obsolete now and will stay as is for some
time to allow you compile unmodified illumos-gate. These are
This should be enough to compile illumos-gate. However, we will not
provide any updates to these packages and are going to drop them as soon
as illumos-gate officially bumps required perl version.
You can build unmodified illumos-gate version on updated /hipster.
However, if you install runtime/perl-510/module/sun-solaris from
unmodified illumos-gate, system services (like intrd) are likely to
continue using runtime/perl-516/module/sun-solaris from /hipster.
To facilitate building of unmodified illumos-gate new mediator
"system-perl" was introduced. If you want to use perl 5.10 as system
perl just set this mediator to 5.10. This will make possible for system
services to use runtime/perl-510/module/sun-solaris from unmodified
If you want to build modified illumos-gate as used by /hipster, you
should add to your illumos.sh
and add -DPERL_EUPXS_ALWAYS_EXPORT to PCFLAGS in
usr/src/cmd/perl/Makefile.targ (look at
Also note, that patching capability was added to illumos-gate
oi-userland component. So, if you want to build illumos-gate with
specific patches, just drop them to
This doesn't mean that we are going to add additional patches to
oi-userland illumos-gate version. This will be done only for small
system administrator of Computer Center of Southern Federal University
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