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Re: 5.10.1-RC1 is released

From:
Christopher J . Madsen
Date:
August 14, 2009 17:20
Subject:
Re: 5.10.1-RC1 is released
Message ID:
loom.20090815T001043-539@post.gmane.org
Dave Mitchell <davem <at> iabyn.com> writes:

> +=item other environment variables
> +
> +Configure does not check for environment variables that can sometimes
> +have a major influence on how perl is built or tested. For example,
> +OBJECT_MODE on AIX determines the way the compiler and linker deal with
> +their objects, but this is a variable that only influences build-time
> +behaviour, and should not affect the perl scripts that are eventually
> +executed by the perl binary. Other variables, like PERL_UNICODE,
> +PERL5LIB, and PERL5OPTS will influence the behaviour of the test suite.
> +So if you are getting strange test failures, you may want to try
> +retesting with the various PERL variables unset.

But as I pointed out before (5.10.1-RC1 build failure with PERL_UNICODE),
setting PERL_UNICODE can prevent Perl from building at all.  It doesn't just
make some tests fail.

Ideally, make should unset PERL_UNICODE while building.  If that's impractical,
it would be nice if Configure warned about it.




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