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October 4, 2002 10:12
Re: MMK + 7.3-1 = :-( [was Re: Problem building Perl]
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Craig Berry wrote:

!Which is what Steve, who originally reported the problem, has.   I
!didn't bother to upgrade from 3.9-2 and it seems 3.9-2 and 3.9-3 both
!have the same problem with VMS 7.3-1 (but work fine with VMS 7.3 and
!earlier). If I can work it up I'd like to put together a smaller
!reproducer than a complete build of Perl and/or locate the exact
!source of the problem.

I have just succeeded in building an unpatched perl 5.8.0
using DEC C V6.0-001 on OpenVMS Alpha V7.3-1 with MMK V3.9-3
on an ODS-2 volume.  Test failures were:

lib/File/Find/t/find.................FAILED at test 1
lib/File/Find/t/taint................FAILED at test 1
lib/Net/hostent......................FAILED at test 5
t/pod/find...........................FAILED at test 2
Failed 4 test scripts out of 636, 99.37% okay.

I note that Steve reported a failure to build the File::Glob
extension.  You may recall that there are a lot of VMS
specific modifications to the build so that Perl's internal
glob() does not call the (BSD-derived) File::Glob, but does
call something like sys$search().  My suspicions with the
trouble that Steve is seeing is that perhaps this is a
different signature to the UAF limit exceeeded problem(???).
FWIW I had:

$ search pgflq

which is in excess of the UAF default value.

Peter Prymmer

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