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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • CC=gcc ? How strange. Do you mean they have reinstalled a perl over the Solaris-provided one ? What does perl -V:cc say ?
    • I don't know *what* they've done. It's all horribly broken. I wouldn't even want to speculate. -V:cc returns "cc". But if you try and compile something with cc it breaks horribly.
      • Re:EBROKENPERL (Score:5, Insightful)

        by davorg (18) <dave@dave.org.uk> on 2002.06.19 10:08 (#9732) Homepage Journal

        Seen this many times on a number of different vendors' boxes. The explaination goes like this:

        • Vendor pre-installs Perl on system
        • Vendor also installs cut-down, non-ANSI version of cc on system
        • Pre-installed version of Perl is built with vendor's much better (but not free) cc which isn't installed on system
        • Sysadmin refuses to buy vendor's full version of cc and installs gcc instead
        • Everything in Config.pm points to vendor's version of cc and doesn't work with gcc
        • Badness ensues

        Another good reason for building your own version of Perl and not relying on a pre-built version.

    • Last I checked, Solaris (version 7, I think, and possibly 8), needed me to do a lot of CC=gcc LD=gcc stuff to compile XS modules, but that was because I hadn't installed Sun's compiler. On some systems we made the changes directly to the Config.pm module and it worked.

      However, I've left off [perl.org] trying to interfere with the system Perl on any machine. Even on my LFS [linuxfromscratch.org] machines there's a Perl compiled when installing the system in /usr/bin, but the Perl I use for programming and installing modules with is in /u

      --
      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
      • You remember me this (unanswered) post [develooper.com] by Alan Burlison (Sun's Perl guy).
        • I hacked Config.pm in MacPerl to return different values based on the binary. Config.pm can have a hash called %preconfig which will allow overrides. MacPerl's looks sorta like:

          {
                  local $^W;
                  my $inst = ($ENV{MACPERL} || "") . "site_perl:";
                  my $arch = $MacPerl::Architecture || "";
                  my $cc   = $MacPerl::Compiler || "";
           
                  %preconfig = (