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Nicholas Clark
May 20, 2003 03:41
Re: static perl builds on OS X broken
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On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 11:43:22PM -0700, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> On Mon, May 19, 2003 at 11:35:02PM -0700, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> > Writing Makefile.aperl for Pie
> > make -f Makefile.aperl perl
> > Writing perlmain.c
> > cd . && cc -c   "-I/usr/local/perl5.8.0/lib/darwin-64all/CORE"  \
> > -pipe -fno-common -no-cpp-precomp -DDEBUGGING -fno-strict-aliasing -O3 -g \
> >   -DVERSION=\"0.01\" \
> > -DXS_VERSION=\"0.01\"   "-I/usr/local/perl5.8.0/lib/darwin-64all/CORE" perlmain.c
> > make[1]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/local/perl5.8.0/lib/darwin-64all/CORE/libperl.a', needed by `perl'.  Stop.
> > make: *** [perl] Error 2
> > 
> > MakeMaker is looking for libperl.a but I have libperl.dylib.  MakeMaker
> > is using $Config{lib_ext} which is .a here.  $Config{so} is .dylib.
> > Which is wrong?  Config or MakeMaker?
> Similar problem on Linux with a Debian built Perl.  Do I have to do
> something special when Perl is built to have Makefile.aperl work?
> Writing "Makefile.aperl" for this perl
> Warning: /usr/lib/perl/5.6.1/CORE/libperl.a not found
>     If you're going to build a static perl binary, make sure perl is installed
>     otherwise ignore this warning

I wasn't sure. libperl.a installed on my SuSE box at work, but not on
richardc's Debian box. hex says that it's installed by package libperl-dev
( seems to know everything)

so it looks like the debian perl maintainer has split it out into a separate
package. Presumably the OS X folks have done something similar.

(Seems reasonable to me, given that it's 1.3 Mb of deadweight that 99% of
users will never need), but is there a way to put a hook into MakeMaker to
allow a custom warning on a missing libperl.a? If so we would then make it
easy for the Debian etc maintainers to put in a message "you'll need to
install package $foo" instead of failing as shown above.

Nicholas Clark

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