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Craig A. Berry
June 14, 2002 11:59
Re: another snapshot today (was RE: possible VMS v5.5 fix...)
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At 12:59 PM -0400 6/14/02, wrote:
>I could not resist the invitation:
>---;-1      Fri Jun 14 12:45:36 2002
>+++   Fri Jun 14 12:47:15 2002

>+$ if f$type(mmk) .nes. ""
>+$ then build_cmd := mmk
>+$ else build_cmd := mms
>+$ endif

Yes, that's better, though I think it is possible to put MMK in the
command tables if you want to, in which case

>I would by the way recommend invoking vmstar with:
>$ vmstar/extract/verbose/date_policy=none 'tarfile'

I prefer not to get the verbose output for such a large distribution
as Perl, though with the output going to a log file it probably
doesn't matter.  The /date_policy=none is probably a good idea.

>Note also that the "-Dusedevel" parameter to @configure
>is no longer necessary now that patchlevel.h has an even
>numbered PERL_VERSION:

True.  The script as I posted it is what I've been using for perhaps
a year or more and have done probably hundreds of development builds
with it.  The option is a harmless noop if the version is
even-numbered, so I don't think I'll bother getting rid of it in my

>By the way, perhaps the Smoke script could be adapted
>for testing out several config options on VMS?

I took a quick look once and it would require some porting. However,
it depends on t/harness which I think is more VMS-friendly than it
used to be, so it should be doable.  I just haven't found time to do
Craig A. Berry

"... getting out of a sonnet is much more
 difficult than getting in."
                 Brad Leithauser

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