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Re: HP-UX use64bitint archname

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From:
H.Merijn Brand
Date:
February 25, 2015 10:01
Subject:
Re: HP-UX use64bitint archname
Message ID:
20150225110113.51f4e1c3@pc09.procura.nl
On Wed, 25 Feb 2015 09:34:38 +0100, Gisle Aas <gisle@activestate.com>
wrote:

> On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 12:13 AM, Tony Cook <tony@develop-help.com> wrote:
> 
> > On Tue, Feb 24, 2015 at 09:33:15PM +0100, Gisle Aas wrote:
> > > We started building perl on HP-UX using the -Duse64bitint option and
> > > discovered that this caused it to have the same archname as the
> > > -Duse64bitall builds. This is confusing since they are not binary
> > > compatible builds.  Fixed by the attached patch.
> >
> > This looks wrong to me.
> >
> > It only handles -Duse64bitall on the Configure command-line, but not
> > when selected during a non -d option run.
> >
> > I think you need the hints file to produce a use64bitall.cbu which
> > sets the archname64 appropriately after use64bitall is finalized, just
> > as hints/solaris_2.sh does.
> >
> 
> This sounds really complicated for such a marginal use case.  There are
> lots of other tests for "$use64bitall" in the hpux hints file, so I guess
> they will also then have the same issue.  I still think the provided patch
> is an improvement.  Fixing the hints file properly can come later if
> somebody that understands this cares enough.

I care enough and will have a look. Busy, but I hope soon.


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