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May 26, 2008 02:09
Re: This Week on perl5-porters - 11-17 May 2008
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Quoting "H.Merijn Brand" <>:

> On Sat, 24 May 2008 20:48:30 +0200, David Landgren <>
> wrote:
>> Compiling perl (5.10.x) with gcc <= 3.2.3
>>    After sparring with the RT bug database, Bram began to install as many
>>    versions of "gcc" as he could lay his hands on, to see how they fared
>>    compiling perl.
>>    When he got as far back as version 3.2.3, the "Configure" and "make"
>>    succeeded, but the test suite spat out numerous " cannot
>>    open shared object file" errors.
>>    Andy Dougherty suggested a riff on the "-fstack-protector" problems
>>    seen elsewhere this week, but that didn't do any better. Since the
>>    compiler in question was released five years ago, Andy suggested just
>>    adding a note in the INSTALL file.
>>    H.Merijn Brand committed change #33841 to note the fact in
>>    README.linux, but wasn't really happy with the idea, since gcc runs on
>>    other platforms as well. But that's ok, because he will have to revert
>>    the change, since Bram figured out a simple recipe that allows 3.2.3
>>    to work.
> Well, does it need to be reverted? Or does it need some more generic
> comment somewhere else?

I'll send a patch for it.
The patch might also contain work arounds for other problems, that is  
if it can not be resolved in another way.

(Expect a patch when I'm done playing and testing, which might not be  
until next week, a machine on which I was testing stopped responding  
on ssh which means a trip to the datacenter :( )

Kind regards,


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