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Re: pkg/41240: Perl5 build issue on opensolaris due to getconf
The following reply was made to PR pkg/41240; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: Jens Rehsack <rehsack%googlemail.com@localhost>
Cc: pkg-manager%netbsd.org@localhost, gnats-admin%netbsd.org@localhost,
Havard Eidnes <he%NetBSD.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: pkg/41240: Perl5 build issue on opensolaris due to getconf
Date: Sat, 18 Apr 2009 00:21:47 +0000
Michael C. Vergallen wrote:
> Havard Eidnes wrote:
> > Can you please describe in a bit more detail how it fails? Does
> > it only emit warnings during the build, or does it completely
> > fail to build? I don't have the environment to try this out
> > myself.
> Yes I will,
> Due to the fact that getconf on solaris is totaly broken and the author
> does not want to fix the package to give the correct values one has only
> one option and that is to
> ignore the output from getconf all together...this removes the compiler
> warnings all together and makes shure perl5 gets build correctly on the
> solaris/opensolaris platform.
> Someone did a partial fix in the original source code but forgot to
> finalize the last 3 entries in the script who get used by solaris
> 10 & opensolaris...so I fixed those becuase
> the warning messages emitted on opensolaris turn the whole build into a
> mess and sometimes cause the program not to build at all...Mostly a
> cosmetic fix but it also has implications
> in the build process becuase incorrect compiler directives are deduced
> witch is a bad thing ... it is not leathel in most cases that the bad
> values get used but in certain cases it makes the
> build process fail.
I've seen the same when compiling perl on OpenSolaris, but I hadn't time to
fix it correctly. Michael - I cannot turn on my test machine the next few
days - can you please attach the work/.work.log, so that someone could take
a look what fails?
Thanks in advance,
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