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On Fri 30 Jan 2004 14:44, Andrew Dougherty wrote:
On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 08:09:48PM -0000, "Balcarras, Ron" wrote:
I am on a WIN2000 box - it has MKStool Kit on it.
E:\FinAppl\perl-5.8.2>sh Configure -de
(I see you are using the Korn shell. Some ksh's blow up on Configure,
mainly on older exotic systems. If yours does, try the Bourne shell instead.)
Configure: Fatal Error: I can't find a Bourne Shell anywhere.
Looks to me like the logic to search PATH for sh will fail if it is
in a directory whose name contains a space.
Good catch.
As a workaround, try sh Configure -Dsh=sh -de as a workaround, or put
the short name (e.g. PROGRA~1 instead of "Program Files") in your
path.
Configure is definitely not built to understand directory or file
names with spaces in them. It also assumes a mostly unix-like
environment. I'd be very surprised if this actually worked.
Worth looking at? Do you think it's possible?
I could give it a go.

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  • Andrew Dougherty at Jan 30, 2004 at 5:26 pm

    On Fri, 30 Jan 2004, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
    On Fri 30 Jan 2004 14:44, Andrew Dougherty wrote:
    On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 08:09:48PM -0000, "Balcarras, Ron" wrote:
    I am on a WIN2000 box - it has MKStool Kit on it.
    Configure is definitely not built to understand directory or file
    names with spaces in them. It also assumes a mostly unix-like
    environment. I'd be very surprised if this actually worked.
    Worth looking at? Do you think it's possible?
    I could give it a go.
    Dealing with spaces in filenames or directories is probably possible, but
    almost certainly would takes lots of effort untangling multiple
    levels of quoting inside evals. I suspect it'd be a lot of work.

    As for testing Configure with the MKStool Kit, I suppose it would be nice
    in principle if it worked, but I don't see what advantage
    it would offer over the existing pre-made win32 config.?? files. I also
    don't know enough about the tool kit to know whether it's even remotely
    possible.

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    Andy Dougherty doughera@lafayette.edu
  • H.Merijn Brand at Jan 30, 2004 at 9:06 pm

    On Fri 30 Jan 2004 18:18, Andrew Dougherty wrote:
    On Fri, 30 Jan 2004, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
    On Fri 30 Jan 2004 14:44, Andrew Dougherty wrote:
    On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 08:09:48PM -0000, "Balcarras, Ron" wrote:
    I am on a WIN2000 box - it has MKStool Kit on it.
    Configure is definitely not built to understand directory or file
    names with spaces in them. It also assumes a mostly unix-like
    environment. I'd be very surprised if this actually worked.
    Worth looking at? Do you think it's possible?
    I could give it a go.
    Dealing with spaces in filenames or directories is probably possible, but
    almost certainly would takes lots of effort untangling multiple
    levels of quoting inside evals. I suspect it'd be a lot of work.

    As for testing Configure with the MKStool Kit, I suppose it would be nice
    in principle if it worked, but I don't see what advantage
    it would offer over the existing pre-made win32 config.?? files. I also
    don't know enough about the tool kit to know whether it's even remotely
    possible.
    Hmm, anyone been working with the now free M$ transition kit recently posted
    on p5p? It's more likely to be a real environment than MKStoolkit.

    --
    H.Merijn Brand Amsterdam Perl Mongers (http://amsterdam.pm.org/)
    using perl-5.6.1, 5.8.0, & 5.9.x, and 806 on HP-UX 10.20 & 11.00, 11i,
    AIX 4.3, SuSE 8.2, and Win2k. http://www.cmve.net/~merijn/
    http://archives.develooper.com/daily-build@perl.org/ perl-qa@perl.org
    send smoke reports to: smokers-reports@perl.org, QA: http://qa.perl.org

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