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Re: CPAN Upload: GSAR/perl5.5.650.tar.gz

Andy Dougherty
February 8, 2000 07:42
Re: CPAN Upload: GSAR/perl5.5.650.tar.gz
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On Tue, 8 Feb 2000, Tom Christiansen wrote:

>     % make clean; Configure -des

WARNING -- that won't delete your old!

>     Checking for optional libraries...
>     I could not find -lm, the mathematics library.
>     This means that something went awfully wrong.
>     Exit 1

5.5.650 caught some of the library stuff in flux and unfinished.  (Jarkko
is working on trying to determine *where* particular libraries were found
because if a library is found in /lib32/ but not in
/lib64/ it might matter if you are trying to do 64-bit stuff.)

Obviously if this code is to be retained, it needs to be
more defensive about re-using an old, where the libsfound
variable wasn't set at all.  (This will be an issue with 5.005-5.6
upgrades, and I'm sure it won't be the only one.)

In the meantime, since you re-used your old, you got caught :-).

    Andy Dougherty
    Dept. of Physics
    Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042 Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
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