h.m.brand at xs4all
Jan 14, 2006, 12:41 AM
Post #29 of 422
On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 14:44:03 -0800, "Alan Olsen" <olsena [at] odscompanies>
> On Fri, 2006-01-13 at 15:43 -0600, Steve Peters wrote:
> > On Fri, Jan 13, 2006 at 09:54:20PM +0100, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> > > On Fri, 13 Jan 2006 14:35:54 -0600, Steve Peters <steve [at] fisharerojo>
> > > wrote:
> > > > There are a *lot* of tickets opened in the past related to building
> > > > Perl on AIX which appear to be mainly closable, but I have no way to
> > > > confirm this.
> > >
> > > I might, and Campo might be pingable again too by now
> > >
> > > > If some kind soul would like to help with this, I'd
> > > > be happy to provide ticket numbers for testing with.
> > >
> > > And what to test. AIX is not my fav platform to travel
> > > around on in dark corners.
> > >
> > The majority of the tickets are just trying to compile Perl on various
> > versions of AIX with various version of the AIX cc and gcc. No real
> > dark corners. That's why I'm assuming that most of the bugs are
> > closable.
> It also turns out that if you give it the information about gcc on the
> command line, it works fine. The problem occurs when Perl tries to
> detect it on its own.
That's done in hints/aix.sh (or aix3.sh or aix4.sh). It's really complicated
stuff, and I'd appreciate feedback on where this can be improved.
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