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Lupe Christoph
January 2, 2001 10:41
Re: [PATCH 5.7.1/Configure] failure to set src='.'
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On Tuesday, 2001-01-02 at 15:24:07 +0000, Robin Barker wrote:
> If you call configure as C<./Configure> or C<sh ./Configure>,
> $src is set to the absolute path name, not '.'.  

> This, in turn, means -Dmksymlink tries to do its stuff because
> it does not think it is in the src directory.

> The patch, again perl@8269, fixes is this.

Hold it right there! ;-)

Can we please sort out what $src is supposed to contain? I just put
$src/UU/... in hints/, relying on it to be an absolute path.
I have no problem to change that, but poor Alan Burlison has to run
all the tests again just for this change, and I'd like to avoid that.
(Alan probably, too)

Hmm. I just grepped for $src in non-PM-files, and I found this idiom
a few times: ../$src. Also, afew other hints scripts use $src. IIRC,
hints scripts are run with CWD=$src/UU. So they might fail as well.
(hints/, hints/

Lupe Christoph
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