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February 3, 2003 09:43
Activestate's post-compile @INC patching...
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I had a client ask me about how Activestate allows you to install
their Unix binaries "anywhere".  I presume it's done with the "pad
every @INC element out with NULs" and then an install patchup to put
the actual paths in there and in  But when I looked at the
provided "diffs between 5.8.0 and AP804" file, I don't see anything
that resembles that.  I'm guessing then that it's all done with the
right configure variables and an install proggy that doesn't have to
be made available under the GPL.

Is the process to make a binary run anywhere proprietary to
Activestate, or did I just miss that the sources were out there?

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