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d41150a Re: perl Makfile.PL for DBI give Segmentation fault (core dumped) …
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1 If you read this file _as_is_, just ignore the funny characters you
2 see. It is written in the POD format (see pod/perlpod.pod) which is
3 specifically designed to be readable as is.
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5 =head1 NAME
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de2902a README.foo: Change NAME to perlfoo
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7 perlfreebsd - Perl version 5 on FreeBSD systems
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9 =head1 DESCRIPTION
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11 This document describes various features of FreeBSD that will affect how Perl
12 version 5 (hereafter just Perl) is compiled and/or runs.
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3df9be3 @jhi Make the =heads a little bit more descriptive; regen toc.
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14 =head2 FreeBSD core dumps from readdir_r with ithreads
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16 When perl is configured to use ithreads, it will use re-entrant library calls
17 in preference to non-re-entrant versions. There is a bug in FreeBSD's
e8d8eeb Re: FreeBSD 4.6 imminent
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18 C<readdir_r> function in versions 4.5 and earlier that can cause a SEGV when
19 reading large directories. A patch for FreeBSD libc is available
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20 (see http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=misc/30631 )
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21 which has been integrated into FreeBSD 4.6.
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3df9be3 @jhi Make the =heads a little bit more descriptive; regen toc.
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23 =head2 $^X doesn't always contain a full path in FreeBSD
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7969fa3 Update README.freebsd with the new approach for making $^X absolute.
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25 perl sets C<$^X> where possible to a full path by asking the operating
26 system. On FreeBSD the full path of the perl interpreter is found by using
27 C<sysctl> with C<KERN_PROC_PATHNAME> if that is supported, else by reading
28 the symlink F</proc/curproc/file>. FreeBSD 7 and earlier has a bug where
29 either approach sometimes returns an incorrect value
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30 (see http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=35703 ).
31 In these cases perl will fall back to the old behaviour of using C's
32 argv[0] value for C<$^X>.
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34 =head1 AUTHOR
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36 Nicholas Clark <nick@ccl4.org>, collating wisdom supplied by Slaven Rezic
37 and Tim Bunce.
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39 Please report any errors, updates, or suggestions to F<perlbug@perl.org>.
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