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Andy Armstrong
January 8, 2008 06:28
Re: dtrace and Perl (again)
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On 8 Jan 2008, at 14:22, Andy Dougherty wrote:
> To find an executable from within Configure, you can use the UU/loc
> utility shell script put there by Configure.  The syntax is


Thanks Andy - that's going to be a big help. The "did we get the right  
dtrace" problem is a slight concern. We could run it and see what it  
does - but what if dtrace is a script that someone's created to delete  
a bunch of files (for example). Hmm.

> Also, would you want just a shell variable (probably $dtrace  
> containing
> the full path to the dtrace executable) or do you also want a C-level
> #define?

I only need the dtrace executable at build time so just a shell var is  
fine, thanks.

> I can probably whip up a skeletal metaconfig unit and simple Configure
> patch that won't interfere with Merijn's current metaconfig merge  
> work,
> but I don't have dtrace, so I'd need a lot of help filling in the  
> gaps.

Thanks for the offer. I may come back to you on that. Right now I'd  
like to do a little more research to see if I can come up with a safe  
way of testing that we have the right dtrace.

Andy Armstrong, Hexten

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