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If you read this file _as_is_, just ignore the funny characters yousee. It is written in the POD format (see pod/perlpod.pod) which isspecifically designed to be readable as is.=head1 NAMEperlfreebsd - Perl version 5 on FreeBSD systems=head1 DESCRIPTIONThis document describes various features of FreeBSD that will affect how Perlversion 5 (hereafter just Perl) is compiled and/or runs.=head2 FreeBSD core dumps from readdir_r with ithreadsWhen perl is configured to use ithreads, it will use re-entrant library callsin preference to non-re-entrant versions. There is a bug in FreeBSD'sC<readdir_r> function in versions 4.5 and earlier that can cause a SEGV whenreading large directories. A patch for FreeBSD libc is available(see http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=misc/30631 )which has been integrated into FreeBSD 4.6.=head2 $^X doesn't always contain a full path in FreeBSDperl 5.8.0 sets C<$^X> where possible to a full path by asking the operatingsystem. On FreeBSD the full path of the perl interpreter is found by readingthe symlink F</proc/curproc/file>. FreeBSD has a bug where reading thissymlink sometimes returns an incorrect value(see http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/query-pr.cgi?pr=35703 ).In these cases perl will fall back to the old behaviour of using C'sargv value for C<$^X>.=head1 AUTHORNicholas Clark <email@example.com>, collating wisdom supplied by Slaven Rezicand Tim Bunce.Please report any errors, updates, or suggestions to F<firstname.lastname@example.org>.