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Andy Dougherty
May 3, 2001 17:53
Re: Perl under AIX 4.3.3
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On Thu, 3 May 2001, David Leigh wrote:

> Hello,
> I was experiencing the same problem with perl 5.6.1, aix 4.3.3, and vac
> 5.0.2.  But the problem disappears if you answer 'n' to using
> /usr/bin/nm in Configure.  
> Not sure where the bug is, but it's decent workaround.

If you think this is a fairly generic problem, you can set usenm in
hints/  (It's a safe thing to do -- it causes Configure to take
longer, but at least it's apparently more likely to get the right answer.)

This is the sort of thing that's extremely difficult for anyone without
access to an AIX system to do much else about.  Why nm isn't  helping is
beyond me.  Perhaps one of the lib/syscalls or whatever hooks that AIX
uses has changed?

I confess I've been too swamped to follow through on the other info sent
me, but if Configure -Uusenm fixes things, then let's go with that.

    Andy Dougherty
    Dept. of Physics
    Lafayette College, Easton PA 18042

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