Subject: Re: Perl 5.8-to-be NetBSD testing?
To: Martin Weber <>
From: Frederick Bruckman <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 04/27/2002 14:15:11
On Sat, 27 Apr 2002, Martin Weber wrote:

> On Fri, Apr 26, 2002 at 08:18:19PM +0300, Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote:
> > - download
> > - unpack (unpacks to perl/)
> > - cd perl && sh Configure -des -Dusedevel
> > - make all test
> Success with minor twiddling on 1.5 & -current on i386, I mailed jhi
> all stuff which went wrong / the patches/tweaks I need (basically a
> lacking -Wl,-R /usr/pkg/lib when building, and a not properly propagated
> -lgdbm in ext/GDBM_File, had to tweak Makefile by hand).

Should "gdbm" be required to build and run perl? Maybe it would be
better, on NetBSD, to not require "gdbm" by default, and so not
hard-code any paths in "/usr/pkg"? The way it is now, "perl"
out-of-the-box (with "./Configure -de") breaks on most NetBSD boxes,
and the typical user isn't going to know how to fix it.