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Craig A. Berry
January 1, 2005 09:50
Re: [ANNOUNCE] ExtUtils::MakeMaker 6.25_07
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At 4:38 AM -0500 1/1/05, Michael G Schwern wrote:
>On Fri, Dec 31, 2004 at 04:05:29PM -0600, Craig A. Berry wrote:
>> With Perl 5.8.4, OpenVMS Alpha 7.3-1, MMS V3.3-4, MMK 3.9-6, I get the following results.
>> Using MMK, the build goes ok.  Most tests pass, except basic.t, which has the following problem:
>> # %DCL-W-TKNOVF, command element is too long - shorten
>> #  \DSA0:[SYS0.SYSCOMMON.PERL-5_8_4]PERL.EXE -E "chdir 'liar.dir';  system 'MMK/MACRO=(TEST_VERBOSE="1") test /Macro=(LIBPERL_A="LIBPERL.OLB",      LINKTYPE="DYNAMIC",     OPTIMIZE="/NOLIST",     PREFIX="../DUMMY-INSTALL",      DESTDIR="",     PASTHRU_DEFINE="")'
>>  if -f 'Descrip
> > # %MMK-F-ERRUPD, error status %X000382A0 occurred when updating target TEST

>Weird.  I get no such problem on the testdrive machine (spe180).  OpenVMS
>Alpha 7.3-2, MMS V3.5. 

I think 7.3-2 (the current shipping version of OpenVMS) may have
finally increased the size of the command buffer, though darned if I
can find this documented anywhere.  I think we still need to support
at least a couple of previous versions, but perhaps the length
problem will go away when you look at the PASTHRU business.

> > With MMS, I can't build MakeMaker at all and get the following error:
>> $ mms
>> %MMS-F-LEXNULLNAME, Encountered null filename on line 365.
>I definately don't get this.  Did MMS change that between 3.3 and 3.5?

Apparently, as this small test shows:

$ type descrip.mms
foo : sys$sysdevice:[vms$common]
        @ continue

sys$sysdevice:[vms$common] :
        @ write sys$output "ok"

$ mms	! v3.3
%MMS-F-LEXNULLNAME, Encountered null filename on line 1.


$ mms	! v3.5


So apparently this is a bug fixed in MMS after v3.3. 

Craig A. Berry

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