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Re: make check bug report

From: Nicolas Joly
Subject: Re: make check bug report
Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2001 13:41:14 +0200
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On Thu, Apr 19, 2001 at 06:56:03PM +0200, Akim Demaille wrote:
> >>>>> "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 Looks like most of these result from an outdated Perl.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.

This behaviour applies to systems that do not have Perl installed too.

> 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
> remember.

Sure, with `use 5.005;' directive.

> 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.

I agree, and made the attached patch to solve this problem.

Nicolas Joly

Informatique Scientifique
Institut Pasteur, Paris.

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