Subject: Re: Should perl58 default to threaded under NetBSD 2.0?
To: grant beattie <grant@NetBSD.org>
From: David Brownlee <email@example.com>
Date: 06/22/2004 09:37:08
On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, grant beattie wrote:
> On Tue, Jun 22, 2004 at 09:40:37AM +0200, Hubert Feyrer wrote:
>> On Tue, 22 Jun 2004, David Brownlee wrote:
>>> Is there any reason why perl58 should not default to being
>>> threaded under NetBSD 2.0?
>> Not really - 2.0 has threads, right?
> the target audience for perl-threads is very, very small, and
> historically perl without threads has been much more stable than perl
> with thread support.
Is that cross platform, or just related to our native threads?
> I'd be against changing the default because it is likely to result in
> a less stable perl and is only useful for a small number of packages.
Then we need a way to make p5-GD work on NetBSD 2.0.
The four obvious options we have are:
- Default to perl58-threads on NetBSD-2.0
- Make p5-GD depend on perl58-thread, which makes for a nasty
surprise when someone installs the non threaded perl then
has to delete it and replace with perl58-thread (which by
default would involve them reinstalling all dependant packages)
when they want to install p5-GD.
- Remove freetype support from p5-GD
- Make freetype nonthreaded, which probably involves making our
X11 tree nonthreaded.
I'll go with any of the above.
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