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Re: [perl #25279] Trying to install - got this error

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From:
H.Merijn Brand
Date:
January 30, 2004 09:23
Subject:
Re: [perl #25279] Trying to install - got this error
Message ID:
20040130171331.6FCF.H.M.BRAND@hccnet.nl
On Fri 30 Jan 2004 14:44, Andrew Dougherty <doughera@lafayette.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> 
> > On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 08:09:48PM -0000, "Balcarras, Ron" <perlbug-followup@perl.org> wrote:
> > > I am on a WIN2000 box - it has MKStool Kit on it.
> >
> > > E:\FinAppl\perl-5.8.2>sh Configure -de
> > > (I see you are using the Korn shell.  Some ksh's blow up on Configure,
> > > mainly on older exotic systems.  If yours does, try the Bourne shell instead.)
> > > Configure:  Fatal Error:  I can't find a Bourne Shell anywhere.
> 
> > Looks to me like the logic to search PATH for sh will fail if it is
> > in a directory whose name contains a space.
> 
> Good catch.
> 
> > As a workaround, try sh Configure -Dsh=sh -de as a workaround, or put
> > the short name (e.g. PROGRA~1 instead of "Program Files") in your
> > path.
> 
> Configure is definitely not built to understand directory or file
> names with spaces in them.  It also assumes a mostly unix-like
> environment.  I'd be very surprised if this actually worked.

Worth looking at? Do you think it's possible?
I could give it a go.

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