anybody using threaded perl?

Randal, Phil prandal at HEREFORDSHIRE.GOV.UK
Wed Mar 10 14:35:15 GMT 2004

Works on Fedora Core 1, Perl 5.8.3:

  "usethreads=define use5005threads=undef useithreads=define


Phil Randal
Network Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK

> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
> Behalf Of Jeff Earickson
> Sent: 10 March 2004 14:32
> Subject: anybody using threaded perl?
> Gang,
>    Anybody out there in MailScanner-land using a threaded
> version of perl with MailScanner?  Do a "perl -V" and look for
> usethreads=define (yes, you are using threads)
> usethreads=undef (no)
> I noticed the other day that Sendmail::Milter needs threads
> (see  So
> I built a threaded version on another machine (Sol 9, tests
> all passed), installed it -- and found that other perl modules
> like DBI broke.  All of these modules needed rebuilding --
> setting off a cascade of perl module rebuilding to get things
> to work.  Yuck.
> I know that Spamassassin 2.70 will support SPF, but didn't see
> anything about threads in the CVS source for it.  Is threaded
> perl a Bad Thing (tm)?
> Jeff Earickson
> Colby College

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