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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 ?
    • by Matts (1087) on 2002.06.19 8:19 (#9725) Journal
      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.