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Re: make check bug report

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: make check bug report
Date: 19 Apr 2001 18:56:03 +0200
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>>>>> "Tim" == Tim Van Holder <address@hidden> writes:

Tim> Looks like most of these result from an outdated Perl.

Hm, I forgot about this...  We should find a means to have autoupdate
exit 77 if not 5.005.

Tim> Akim, can autoupdate run on 5.004, or does it require 5.005? 

I don't know, and I don't want to try!  I seem to recall there were
reports that made it mandatory to require 5.005.  Nicolas Joly might

Tim> If the latter, we should definitely consider having autoconf's
Tim> configure reject older Perls.

Yes and no.  Yes, that would be cleaner, but it is not fundamental
(and actually I consider a misfeature that we don't install autoscan
and autoupdate when the user does not have Perl).  As is, autoupdate
exits properly.  It is the test suite which is broken.

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