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Moore, Paul
May 1, 2001 01:21
RE: Relocatable perl
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From: Alan Burlison []
> Solaris will have two new features that may make it possible 
> to finally achieve the Holy Grail of a truly relocatable perl.
> The first of these is the ability to refer to a library with
> a path that is relative to the executable (removing the need
> for LD_LIBRARY_PATH hackery) and the second is the ability
> to find out the path of the executable from inside the
> executable (removing the need for PERL5LIB hackery).

FWIW, Win32 has these two features, and Perl on Win32 is fully relocatable -
inasmuch as I can insert a CD with a Perl installation on it, copy it
anywhere I want, and run it. You might want to look at how that works. There
are some issues with hardcoded values in and, but
that's probably fixable.


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