Bug 71129 - perl fails to set INSTALLSITEARCHLIB in MakeMaker-generated files
perl fails to set INSTALLSITEARCHLIB in MakeMaker-generated files
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: perl (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Warren Togami
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-08-08 22:55 EDT by Cristian Gafton
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:45 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-28 02:58:31 EDT
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Description Cristian Gafton 2002-08-08 22:55:02 EDT
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Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 2002-08-08 22:57:19 EDT
Dammit, galeon sucks.

Generating a Makefile from with MakeMaker produces the following list of actions
while handling the perlocal.pod files:

/usr/bin/perl -e '$\="\n\n";' -e 'print "=head2 ", scalar(localtime), ": C<",
shift, ">", " L<", $arg=shift, "|", $arg, ">";' -e 'print "=over 4";' -e 'while
(defined($key = shift) and defined($val = shift)){print "=item *";print "C<$key:
$val>";}' -e 'print "=back";' \
"Module" "Swab" \
	"installed into" "/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.1" \
	LINKTYPE "dynamic" \
	VERSION "1.9.5" \
	EXE_FILES "" \
	>> /perllocal.pod
           ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

this is from the doc_site_install target
Comment 2 Warren Togami 2005-05-28 02:58:31 EDT
MakeMaker in newer perl behaves a lot better.   There isn't much we can do
safely with ancient perl in RHEL2.1 where this is still broken along with
several other MakeMaker problems.

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