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Rafael Garcia-Suarez
November 28, 2010 06:03
Re: Possibly reverting commit bf320d637919b3a2a72298748aa76e686e9b3e45
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On 6 October 2010 20:46, Andy Dougherty <> wrote:
> While looking at patches to be considered for maint-5.12, I saw this one:
> commit bf320d637919b3a2a72298748aa76e686e9b3e45
> Author: Josh ben Jore <>
> Date:   Thu Jul 15 13:04:26 2010 +0000
>    Configure has a path to less and can use it
> Actually, does not contain a path to less, and
> should not try to use it.
> According to the pod,
> less (Loc.U):
>        This variable is used internally by Configure to determine the
>        full pathname (if any) of the less program.  After Configure runs,
>        the value is reset to a plain "less" and is not useful.
> Now it is true that the win32/config.* and vms config files don't use
> Configure, so they conceivably could have something useful stored in
> the $less variable, contrary to the documentation, but, at least according
> to the canned files shipped in win32/config.*, they don't.
> I've marked this as "rejected" for maint-5.12, and would like to
> consider reverting it for blead.

Good catch, I've reverted it now.

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