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Andy Dougherty
March 21, 2013 14:35
Re: [perl #117247] This is a bug report for perl from,
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On Thu, 21 Mar 2013, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:

> # New Ticket Created by  Ramkumar Ramachandra 
> # Please include the string:  [perl #117247]
> # in the subject line of all future correspondence about this issue. 
> # <URL: >
> Subject: UU/myread, generated by Configure, doesn't seem to work
> To:
> Message-Id: <5.17.10_11030_1363852447@luneth>
> From:
> Reply-To:
> This is a bug report for perl from,
> generated with the help of perlbug 1.39 running under perl 5.17.10.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
> I'm using the latest Perl from Git (git://
> When I run configure, this is what happens:
>     $ ./configure.gnu
>     sh Configure -ds -e

[ . . . ]
>     Do you really want to continue? [n]  
>     Okay, bye.
> Basically, it doesn't give me a chance to enter anything in the
> prompt.  I used -Dusedevel to sidestep this issue, but I don't get any
> further prompts.  I've determined that the UU/myread, which is
> generated by Configure, doesn't read a line.  Unfortunately, the
> script seems to be unnecessarily complex and messy; so much so that I
> didn't attempt to patch it, and decided to send this bug report
> instead.

If you run Configure, it works as you expect.  You did not run Configure; 
you ran configure.gnu, which attempts to provide an autoconf-like 
configure front-end script.  Since autoconf's 'configure' scripts do not 
perform interactive prompting, perl's 'configure.gnu' front end doesn't 

> Please fix this issue.  Bonus points for making UU/myread more
> readable.

I'm not sure how, specifically, to make UU/myread "more readable" without
changing how it works.  It's long and complicated in part because it
allows for doing a number of complicated things.  The documentation
for UU/myread is available in the metaconfig distribution.  Pointers
to that are at the top of Configure.

Meanwhile, I'll close this bug report.

    Andy Dougherty

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