Subject: Re: ieeefp.h
To: None <,>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/31/2001 17:54:28
At 08:32 PM 1/31/2001 -0500, Thor Lancelot Simon wrote:
>On Wed, Jan 31, 2001 at 08:20:23PM -0500, Douglas Meade wrote:
> > I tried to compile Perl5-base from the pkgsrc collection, and it finally
> > quit saying "unable to find /usr/include/machine/ieeefp.h (where 'machine'
> > is a sym link to 'vax').  There is indeed no ieeefp.h file in the
> > /usr/include/vax directory as installed.  Where does this file belong?
> > Where can I find it?
>You can't.  The VAX doesn't *have* IEEE floating-point.
>If Perl now requires IEEE floating-point, that seems like a pretty dumb
>decision by the maintainers of Perl, but it's also probably something you'll
>have to take up with them.

There is a perfectly fine perl5 package prebuilt on  Please
use it.  Perl doesn't need IEEEFP.
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