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PERLOPENBSD(1)         Perl Programmers Reference Guide         PERLOPENBSD(1)

       README.openbsd - 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.

       OpenBSD core dumps from getprotobyname_r and getservbyname_r with ithreads

       When Perl is configured to use ithreads, it will use re-entrant library calls in preference to non-re-entrant
       versions.  There is an incompatability in OpenBSD's "getprotobyname_r" and "getservbyname_r" function in ver-
       sions 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 <>

       Please report any errors, updates, or suggestions to

perl v5.8.8                       2006-01-07                    PERLOPENBSD(1)