perlopenbsd - Perl version 5 on OpenBSD systems
This document describes various features of OpenBSD that will affect how Perl
version 5 (hereafter just Perl) is compiled and/or runs.
When Perl is configured to use ithreads, it will use re-entrant library calls in
preference to non-re-entrant versions. There is an incompatibility in
OpenBSD's "getprotobyname_r" and
"getservbyname_r" function in versions 3.7
and later that will cause a SEGV when called without doing a
"bzero" on their return structs prior to
calling these functions. Current Perl's should handle this problem correctly.
Older threaded Perls (5.8.6 or earlier) will run into this problem. If you
want to run a threaded Perl on OpenBSD 3.7 or higher, you will need to upgrade
to at least Perl 5.8.7.
Steve Peters <email@example.com>
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