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Craig A. Berry
January 21, 2002 08:51
Re: [PATCH] sub-Makefile.PL tweak for VMS
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At 12:31 AM 1/21/2002 -0500, Michael G Schwern wrote:
>On Sun, Jan 20, 2002 at 10:49:42PM -0600, Craig A. Berry wrote:
>> Something recently broke our ability to build extensions that run a 
>> Makefile.PL in a subdirectory, such as SDBM_File does.
>Was this before or after I botched ExtUtils::MakeMaker::check_hints()?
>ie. what patchlevel is this against?

This was against 14331 but the problem had been there for a week or two, 
apparently showing up somewhere between 14191 and 14256 by my logs.  The 
repository browser is several months out of date for the "show all patches 
to affect a file" feature, which contributed to my failure to pinpoint 
exactly where the breakage occurred.  I did see some list traffic about 
SDBM_File being broken on Win32 recently but as far as I can tell this was 
unrelated.  Paul Green may be right that something he did exposed a latent 
bug, but I'm not sure that matters since the code I ended up changing was 
definitely inadequate.

The symptom was that $self->{PERL}, which looks like C<MCR [--]miniperl.exe> 
in the parent, ended up looking like C<[-.MCR]> in the child because the 
command verb was being treated as a directory spec and getting relativized.  

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