libforks-perl - Perl module to emulate threads with fork

Property Value
Distribution Debian 8 (Jessie)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libforks-perl
Package version 0.36
Package release 2
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 301 B
Download size 108.57 KB
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The module is a drop-in replacement for  It has the
same syntax as the module (it even takes over its namespace) but
has some significant differences:
- you do _not_ need a special (threaded) version of Perl
- it is _much_ more economic with memory usage on OS's that support COW
- it is more efficient in the startup of threads
- it is slightly less efficient in the stopping of threads
- it is less efficient in inter-thread communication
If nothing else, it allows you to use the Perl threading model in
non-threaded Perl builds and in older versions of Perl (5.6.0 and
higher are supported).


Package Version Architecture Repository
libforks-perl_0.36-2_i386.deb 0.36 i386 Debian Main
libforks-perl - - -


Name Value
libacme-damn-perl -
libc6 >= 2.4
liblist-moreutils-perl -
libsys-sigaction-perl -
perl >= 5.20.2-2
perlapi-5.20.2 -


Type URL
Binary Package libforks-perl_0.36-2_amd64.deb
Source Package libforks-perl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libforks-perl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libforks-perl




2015-03-21 - Niko Tyni <>
libforks-perl (0.36-2) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Update Vcs-Browser URL to cgit web frontend
[ Niko Tyni ]
* Silence numerical comparison warnings triggered by Perl 5.20.2. (Closes: 780351)
* Add Testsuite information
2014-06-27 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
libforks-perl (0.36-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 0.36
* Update copyright years for upstream files
* Drop fix-spelling-error-in-manpage.patch patch
2014-06-26 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
libforks-perl (0.35-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Imported Upstream version 0.35
* Update copyright years for debian/* packaging files
* Drop forks.diff patch
2014-04-13 - Florian Schlichting <>
libforks-perl (0.34-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Update my email address.
[ Ansgar Burchardt ]
* debian/control: Convert Vcs-* fields to Git.
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/control: update {versioned,alternative} (build) dependencies.
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Change Vcs-Git to canonical URI (git://
* Change based URIs to based URIs
[ Axel Beckert ]
* debian/copyright: migrate pre-1.0 format to 1.0 using "cme fix dpkg-
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Strip trailing slash from metacpan URLs.
[ Florian Schlichting ]
* Switch dh compatibility to level 9 to enable passing of hardening flags
* Update stand-alone license paragraphs to commonly used version (not
limiting Debian to GNU/Linux, directly linking to GPL-1)
* Declare compliance with Debian Policy 3.9.5
* New patch forks.diff: Fix "Use of each() on hash ... results in undefined
behavior" warnings
2010-06-15 - Salvatore Bonaccorso <>
libforks-perl (0.34-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Nathan Handler ]
* debian/watch: Update to ignore development releases.
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/control: Added: Vcs-Svn field (source stanza); Vcs-Browser
field (source stanza).
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* New upstream release (Closes: #578811).
* Add myself to Uploaders.
* Convert to '3.0 (quilt)' source package format.
* Simplify debian/rules to a tiny makefile.
* Add to install TODO file into
* debian/control:
- Reorder (Build-)Depends fields.
- Rewrite short decription for package matching the "is a" style.
* Refresh debian/copyright to revision 135 of DEP5 format-
specification for machine readable copyright file. Update copyright
years for upstream files and debian/* packaging.
* debian/NEWS: 
- Fix changelog entry version number as the version uploaded to
unstable was 0.33-1.
- Add trailing newline at the end of NEWS file to work around bug in
* Bump Standards-Version to 3.8.4.
* Add fix-spelling-error-in-manpage.patch patch to fix spelling error
in forks::Devel::Symdump manpage.
2009-04-25 - gregor herrmann <>
libforks-perl (0.33-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ gregor herrmann ]
* New upstream release.
* Add new (build) dependencies on libdevel-symdump-perl and
* Set Standards-Version to 3.8.1 (no changes).
* Add NEWS.Debian to document API changes.
* debian/copyright: update information for ppport.h.
[ Jeffrey Ratcliffe ]
* New upstream release
* Removed dependency on libdevel-symdump-perl as now inlined
2009-03-10 - gregor herrmann <>
libforks-perl (0.30-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release.
* Add /me to Uploaders.
2009-01-22 - Jeffrey Ratcliffe <>
libforks-perl (0.29-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial Release. (Closes: #514058)

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