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[perl #5303] Problems compiling 5.6.0

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From:
James E Keenan via RT
Date:
March 28, 2012 19:05
Subject:
[perl #5303] Problems compiling 5.6.0
Message ID:
rt-3.6.HEAD-4610-1332986688-2.5303-15-0@perl.org
On Thu Jul 29 07:35:58 2010, greerga wrote:
> On Mon Apr 19 00:31:03 2010, chorny wrote:
> > Can someone test this on perl 5.12.0/SunOS 5.8?
> 
> re: Missing SOCKS library inclusion on SunOS 5.8 build.
> 
> At $WORK there is a:
>     SunOS XXXXX 5.8 Generic_108528-29 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-80
> compared to his:
>     sunos xgf11 5.8 generic_108528-03 sun4u sparc sunw,ultra-5_10
> (at least he has the excuse the bug report was 9 years ago)
> 
> Although the local GCC is 3.3 here rather than his 2.95.
> 
> Using 5.6.0, the first thing I notice is that Configure does not choose
> to use SOCKS support by itself.  Compilation goes uneventfully other
> than the usual GCC 3.x <built-in> Makefile fun.  With -Dusesocks it dies
> like his compilation does, as I don't have a socks library.
> 
> Perl 5.12.1 does the same: if you use -Dusesocks and don't have a SOCKS
> library it will fail the miniperl link.


So, should Configure fail, issue a warning or do something else when,
lacking a SOCKS library, you choose to configure with -Dusesocks?

If so, then I'd recommend creating a new RT with a more relevant title
than this one has.

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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