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Re: Document "Configure -Dinc_version_list=none"

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From:
H.Merijn Brand
Date:
January 19, 2004 08:33
Subject:
Re: Document "Configure -Dinc_version_list=none"
Message ID:
20040119173050.D219.H.M.BRAND@hccnet.nl
On Mon 19 Jan 2004 17:15, Andrew Dougherty <doughera@lafayette.edu> wrote:
> On Thu, 15 Jan 2004, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> 
> > Comments?
> >
> > --- INSTALL     2003-11-05 19:11:18.000000000 +0100
> > +++ INSTALL.new 2004-01-15 14:38:00.000000000 +0100
> > @@ -238,6 +238,20 @@ defaults from then on.
> >  After it runs, Configure will perform variable substitution on all the
> >  *.SH files and offer to run make depend.
> >
> > +=head2 Disabling older versions of Perl
> > +
> 
> > +       sh Configure -Dinc_version_list=none ...
> 
> Yup, looks fine to me.

Change 22175

> Of course, I suppose Configure should also be enhanced to handle
> 
> 	sh Configure -Uinc_version_list
> 
> that's just a matter of something like the following (untested)
> 
> --- Configure	2004-01-19 11:11:52.000000000 -0500
> +++ Configure.new	2004-01-19 11:12:44.000000000 -0500
> @@ -6873,7 +6873,7 @@
>  rp='List of earlier versions to include in @INC?'
>  . ./myread
>  case "$ans" in
> -[Nn]one|''|' ') inc_version_list=' ' ;;
> +[Nn]one|''|' '|$undef) inc_version_list=' ' ;;

Change 22177 (metaconfig change 22176)

>  *) inc_version_list="$ans" ;;
>  esac
>  case "$inc_version_list" in

Thanks for the feedback.

Why does nobody seem to care? :)

IMHO this is a _realy_ good extension, and I must admit to have been looking
for this in Configure for more than once because it was not documented in
INSTALL. Well, now it is

Enjoy, Have FUN!

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