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Jarkko Hietaniemi
December 17, 2001 10:34
Re: [PATCH lib/ExtUtils/] miniperl found before perl?
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On Sun, Dec 16, 2001 at 05:53:55PM -0500, Michael G Schwern wrote:
> I just recently tried to install a module (Test::Harness 2.00) using
> bleadperl on VMS and noticed it was using miniperl.  bleadperl's
> doesn't define a miniperl symbol, but I had one left
> over from 5.005_03 and it was pointing there.  So the build choked
> when it tried to use the 5.006 only ExtUtils::Installed with a
> 5.005_03 miniperl.
> So, there's two things going on here.
>     1) Why is MakeMaker looking for miniperl?
>     2) Should define it?
> I think the answer to #1 is "because it needs it when building the
> core".  That can be made more elegant by only looking for miniperl if
> PERL_CORE is set.  I can fix it in ExtUtils::MM_Unix (patch below),
> but somebody else is going to have to fix this in MM_VMS:

Thanks, applied.

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