Re: R-beta: $PERL in configure

Friedrich Leisch (Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at)
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 19:17:54 +0100


Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 19:17:54 +0100
Message-Id: <199802101817.TAA10467@galadriel.ci.tuwien.ac.at>
From: Friedrich Leisch <Friedrich.Leisch@ci.tuwien.ac.at>
To: maclean@stout.atd.ucar.edu (Gordon Maclean)
Subject: Re: R-beta: $PERL in configure
In-Reply-To: <199802101752.RAA04692@ripple.atd.ucar.edu>


Thanks very much for the bug report, I've fixed it as you suggested
.... should be in tomorrow's snapshot.

Best & thanks again,
Fritz


>>>>> On Tue, 10 Feb 1998 17:52:44 GMT,
>>>>> Gordon Maclean (GM) wrote:

GM> One minor request, on the subject of installation scripts.
GM> Could you change "configure" to use the value of $PERL,
GM> when it checks for the version number?  

GM>   PERL_VERSION_NUMBER=`$PERL -v | sed -n 's/^.*perl.*version \(.\).*/\1/p'
GM>   
GM> rather than:

GM>   PERL_VERSION_NUMBER=`perl -v | sed -n 's/^.*perl.*version \(.\).*/\1/p'`


GM> On our systems, plain perl is version 4, and we must set PERL to "perl5"
GM> in config.site. Then the above version check fails to detect version 5.

GM> I believe that the value of $PERL is otherwise propagated to the build scripts.

GM> Thanks,

GM> Gordon



 
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