glibc's use of perl

Peter Nimmervoll vanHell at gmx.at
Tue Jan 7 09:14:31 PST 2003


Neven Has wrote:

>On Mon, Jan 06, 2003 at 06:23:03PM -0700, Mark Lee wrote:
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>>I've been busy writing the  patch descriptions, specifically the one
>>for glibc. I'm trying to explain the replacement of $(PERL) with
>>/usr/bin/perl, but I don't actually know what glibc uses perl for.
>>Could anyone enligten me? I've been looking through the glibc
>>package/docs, but they never seem to talk about glibc's
>>dependencies. 
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>>
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>It was originally added because "mtrace" wasn't being built.
>Try grepping for PERL, to see if more things require its presence now.
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>
>Neven
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Normally only for testing -> "make check"

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