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Unfortunately, I am still seeing the same problems which probably means that they are down to 5.8.7 core and all the time I spent rebuilding all my packages was wasted as I'll have to go through it all again for 5.8.8
Not sure that I understand you correctly ... I don't think you have to re-build any packages when you upgrade. The GD-2.30 that triggers the error on perl 5.8.7 is the very same GD-2.30 that produces no error on perl 5.8.8. It was built probably using perl 5.8.7, or perhaps perl 5.8.6, but I didn't re-build it when I installed perl 5.8.8.
(I don't think ActiveState have yet released a 5.8.8 build, and I don't know how long it will be before they do.)
In reply to Re^3: Segfault on second (identical) call to a sub