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

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From:
Andrew Dougherty
Date:
January 30, 2004 09:26
Subject:
Re: [perl #25279] Trying to install - got this error
Message ID:
Pine.SOL.4.58.0401301212140.15860@maxwell.phys.lafayette.edu
On Fri, 30 Jan 2004, H.Merijn Brand wrote:

> On Fri 30 Jan 2004 14:44, Andrew Dougherty <doughera@lafayette.edu> 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.

> > 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.

Dealing with spaces in filenames or directories is probably possible, but
almost certainly would takes lots of effort untangling multiple
levels of quoting inside evals.  I suspect it'd be a lot of work.

As for testing Configure with the MKStool Kit, I suppose it would be nice
in principle if it worked, but I don't see what advantage
it would offer over the existing pre-made win32 config.?? files.  I also
don't know enough about the tool kit to know whether it's even remotely
possible.

-- 
    Andy Dougherty		doughera@lafayette.edu

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