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Sunday March 02, 2008
05:34 AM

Patch for Dreamhost

[ #35817 ]

As threatened earlier, I've written up a patch to fix Cwd.pm in perl so it will build in a Dreamhost account. Now you can upgrade to 5.8.8.

The issue is that Perl's own version of abs_path() didn't know how to deal with a parent directory it didn't have read permissions on. On Dreamhost, you can't read /home. The patch will eventually go into PathTools.

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  • Many thnx. It builds fine now (tho a few tests fail...is that expected ?)

    Also, do you know if this patch works for 5.10.0 ?

    • Never mind...I didn't have my PATH set properly. Now the tests pass OK.

      And wrt 5.10...I should known better, its almost 3 years different.

      Note to self: don't post on early Sunday mornings.