This is an interesting question. I am in the same boat, running 5.8.3 build 809 on XP Pro.
All I have been able to find is the following
If you are applying these patches, you'll need to make sure you have
GNU patch v2.5 or later and the latest release against which the
diffs are made. Some files in the perl distribution have carriage-ret
by design. You'll need to remove them before you you can apply the
% find -name \* -print | xargs perl -pi -e 's/\r$//'
% patch -p1 -N < diffs/3479
% patch -p1 -N < diffs/3480
Readme in patch dir
Let us know if you find anything more.
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