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Peter Prymmer
January 26, 2001 14:30
[PATCH: perl@8531] minor update to README.os390
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It looks like change 8488 had a much bigger impact than I would have
predicted.  Enclosed doc patch informs others.

File changed:  README.os390

---	Fri Jan 26 12:31:42 2001
+++ README.os390	Fri Jan 26 12:39:54 2001
@@ -46,7 +46,7 @@
 SC28-1890-07 "OS/390 UNIX System Services Planning", in particular
 Chapter 6 on customizing the OE shell.
-GNU make for OS/390, which is required for the build of perl (as well as
+GNU make for OS/390, which is recommended for the build of perl (as well as
 building CPAN modules and extensions), is available from:
@@ -57,6 +57,15 @@
 from source to eliminate any such trouble.  You might also find GNU make 
 (as well as Perl and Apache) in the red-piece/book "Open Source Software 
 for OS/390 UNIX", SG24-5944-00 from IBM.
+If instead of the recommended GNU make you would like to use the system 
+supplied make program then be sure to install the default rules file 
+properly via the shell command:
+    cp /samples/ /etc
+and be sure to also set the environment variable _C89_CCMODE=1 (exporting
+_C89_CCMODE=1 is also a good idea for users of GNU make).
 You might also want to have GNU groff for OS/390 installed before
 running the `make install` step for Perl.
End of Patch.

Peter Prymmer

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