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From: H.Merijn Brand
July 28, 2016 15:26
Message ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
The commit mentioned below changes text in Configure, but "forgot" to
amend the explanation of the variable in Porting/Glossary, which now
seems to somewhat disagree.
Would you mind having a stab at that too?
If set, this symbol indicates that only the version-specific
components of a perl installation should be installed.
This may be useful for making a test installation of a new
version without disturbing the existing installation.
Setting versiononly is equivalent to setting installperl's -v option.
In particular, the non-versioned scripts and programs such as
a2p, c2ph, h2xs, pod2*, and perldoc are not installed
(see INSTALL for a more complete list). Nor are the man
Usually, this is undef.
Please do not commit to that file directly, as it is generated.
Author: Dan Collins <email@example.com> 2016-07-04 21:21:05
Committer: Father Chrysostomos <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2016-07-15 03:13:21
Parent: e1c30f0c87de26774c1fbe11ab7536e439285070 (PATCH: [perl #128628] divide by 0 in locale.c)
Child: 6605cde46b63413ff147e00afeff1a4d66226243 (Chad will be taking October, Sawyer December)
Branches: blead, remotes/origin/avar/no-UNIVERSAL-import-routine-TODO, remotes/origin/blead, remotes/origin/leont/perl6-shebang-fix, remotes/origin/smoke-me/davem/sub_argsB3, remotes/origin/smoke-me/khw-locale, remotes/origin/sprout/rstack, remotes/origin/sprout/sigwack, remotes/origin/sprout/super-uni-delim
Configure: clarify "version-specific"
This has long been a confusing configure question. It sounds like
it saves time by installing /less/, but really it just installs
binaries with a version number suffix.
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using perl5.00307 .. 5.23 porting perl5 on HP-UX, AIX, and openSUSE
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