R-beta: $PERL in configure
Friedrich.Leisch at ci.tuwien.ac.at
Tue Feb 10 19:17:54 CET 1998
Thanks very much for the bug report, I've fixed it as you suggested
... should be in tomorrow's snapshot.
Best & thanks again,
>>>>> On Tue, 10 Feb 1998 17:52:44 GMT,
>>>>> Gordon Maclean (GM) wrote:
GM> One minor request, on the subject of installation scripts.
GM> Could you change "configure" to use the value of $PERL,
GM> when it checks for the version number?
GM> PERL_VERSION_NUMBER=`$PERL -v | sed -n 's/^.*perl.*version \(.\).*/\1/p'
GM> rather than:
GM> PERL_VERSION_NUMBER=`perl -v | sed -n 's/^.*perl.*version \(.\).*/\1/p'`
GM> On our systems, plain perl is version 4, and we must set PERL to "perl5"
GM> in config.site. Then the above version check fails to detect version 5.
GM> I believe that the value of $PERL is otherwise propagated to the build scripts.
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