R-beta: $PERL in configure

Gordon Maclean (maclean@stout.atd.ucar.edu)
Tue, 10 Feb 1998 17:52:44 GMT

From: maclean@stout.atd.ucar.edu (Gordon Maclean)
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 1998 17:52:44 GMT
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Subject: R-beta: $PERL in configure

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One minor request, on the subject of installation scripts.
Could you change "configure" to use the value of $PERL,
when it checks for the version number? =20

  PERL_VERSION_NUMBER=3D`$PERL -v | sed -n 's/^.*perl.*version =
rather than:

  PERL_VERSION_NUMBER=3D`perl -v | sed -n 's/^.*perl.*version =

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

I believe that the value of $PERL is otherwise propagated to the build =



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