Subject: Re: config.sh for perl5.001 ?
To: Martin Husemann <email@example.com>
From: matthew green <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 04/21/1995 16:52:50
> BTW I noticed that on NetBSD and SunOS, perl's Configure does not do a
> good job of working out which libc.so is in use. On both systems it
> offered to use the oldest one available (from 0.9 on zen!)
This is a generic bug in many of the Configure scripts floating around -
it bites elm too. They look at several places for lib*.so.* files, sort
them *alphabeticaly* and take the last. This gives you libc.so.9.0
if you happen to have libc.so.9.0, libc.so.10.0, libc.so.11.0, libc.so.12.0
I just deleted libc.so.9.0 and Configure was happy again.
i'll email the metaconf maintainers and ask them to fix this. :-)