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win32 lib/Config/Extensions.t failures

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes
January 3, 2005 23:06
win32 lib/Config/Extensions.t failures
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I've been playing with building a MinGW perl using cygwin
(see my notes at having
never built a (non-cygwin) win32 perl before, and am getting
test failures in lib/Config/Extensions.t.  It looks like 
win32 does a very poor job of setting the extentions/*_ext
fields in, so I would expect regular win32 builds
to also be seeing this problem.

I've started to look at fixing it, and should have a patch
in the next 12 hours or so, unless someone beats me to it.

One question I had was that for platforms using Configure,
known_extensions doesn't include nonxs extensions or DynaLoader
(whereas for win32 it is just a copy of extensions, so includes nonxs
ones).  Should nonxs extensions be listed?  Should DynaLoader?
Should extensions include DynaLoader?  (It doesn't now on win32 or
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