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October 15, 2018 15:04
[perl #133590] Can't build perl out-of-source
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Building out-of-source, e.g. with `mkdir /tmp/perl-build && cd
/tmp/perl-build && /path/to/perl/Configure -de`, fails due to `make: ***
No rule to make target 'Makefile.SH', needed by 'Makefile'.  Stop.`. The
`Configure` script however exists with code 0 which is confusing.

The issue is reproduced on Travis CI, see for
details. The usage of Travis is unclear to me as the source repository
contains a fully-functioning, non-trivial .travis.yml, but is not activated (the activation would
be most welcome btw). The corresponding patch for the test expansion is
provided at

If out-of-source builds are not supported, `Configure` should fail as
early as possible with a comprehensive and clear error message.

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