FAQ
Hi,
I've just completed a good build with AIX 4.3.2.0 using gcc 2.95.1 There
were some problems
with the hints and I needed to add -lmssa in order to get the math functions
to work
I've still got the build dir intact so if I can send you anything to help
let me know
Thanks,
Bob French
UNIX system manager
US Diagnostics Inc
bfrench@usdl.com

The output from myconfig.....

Summary of my perl5 (5.0 patchlevel 5 subversion 2) configuration:
Platform:
osname=aix, osvers=4.3.2.0, archname=aix
uname='aix u-sewpbcbo-vis2 3 4 00059247a100 '
hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
usethreads=undef useperlio=undef d_sfio=undef
Compiler:
cc='gcc', optimize='-O', gccversion=2.95.1 19990816 (release)
cppflags='-D_ALL_SOURCE -D_ANSI_C_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE
-I/usr/local/include'
ccflags ='-D_ALL_SOURCE -D_ANSI_C_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE
-I/usr/local/include'
stdchar='unsigned char', d_stdstdio=define, usevfork=false
intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8
d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=8
alignbytes=8, usemymalloc=n, prototype=define
Linker and Libraries:
ld='ld', ldflags =''
libpth=/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/powerpc-ibm-aix4.3.2.0/2.95.1
libs=
libc=, so=a, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
Dynamic Linking:
dlsrc=dl_none.xs, dlext=none, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags=''
cccdlflags='', lddlflags=''

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  • Jarkko Hietaniemi at Oct 26, 1999 at 2:45 pm

    Bob French writes:
    Hi,
    I've just completed a good build with AIX 4.3.2.0 using gcc 2.95.1 There
    were some problems
    with the hints and I needed to add -lmssa in order to get the math functions
    to work
    I've still got the build dir intact so if I can send you anything to help
    let me know
    Well, first of all: why 5.005_02? There's 5.005_03 availabled.

    Secondly: -lmssa for the math functions? Surely -lm would have been enough?
    What kind of problems with the hints (any other than the -lmssa thing)?

    --
    $jhi++; # http://www.iki.fi/jhi/
    # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
    # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen
  • M.J.T. Guy at Oct 27, 1999 at 1:41 pm

    Bob French writes:
    Why 5.005_02? because thats what showed at gnu.org at the time. I've gone to
    the perl site and will give 5.005_03 a whirl.
    This is far from the first time that someone has (possibly) wasted their
    time by putting effort into an out-of date version. Would the
    attached patch to INSTALL be a Good Thing?

    I had a slight difficulty in choosing the URL to include. Ideally it
    should lead somewhere which says authoritatively "Latest is 5.005_03".
    The only authoritative source is CPAN; on CPAN this information is only
    obviously available encoded in the URL itself

    http://www.perl.com/CPAN/src/latest_is_5.005_03

    and including that would be self-defeating. And also, if you do try
    to look at that, you get a really exciting blank page. Should there
    be a file somewhere (e.g. at http://www.perl.com/CPAN/src/latest )
    which contains just that statement?


    Mike Guy


    --- ./INSTALL.orig Mon Sep 27 03:46:42 1999
    +++ ./INSTALL Wed Oct 27 13:22:37 1999
    @@ -4,6 +4,10 @@

    =head1 SYNOPSIS

    +First, make sure you are installing an up-to-date version of Perl. If
    +you didn't get your Perl source from CPAN, check the latest version at
    +<URL:http://www.perl.com/CPAN/src/>.
    +
    The basic steps to build and install perl5 on a Unix system are:

    rm -f config.sh Policy.sh
    @@ -27,8 +31,6 @@
    make
    make test
    make install
    -
    -Full configuration instructions can be found in the INSTALL file.

    For information on non-Unix systems, see the section on
    L<"Porting information"> below.

    End of patch
  • Jarkko Hietaniemi at Oct 27, 1999 at 1:48 pm

    M.J.T. Guy writes:
    Bob French writes:
    Why 5.005_02? because thats what showed at gnu.org at the time. I've gone to
    the perl site and will give 5.005_03 a whirl.
    >
    This is far from the first time that someone has (possibly) wasted their
    time by putting effort into an out-of date version. Would the
    attached patch to INSTALL be a Good Thing? >
    I had a slight difficulty in choosing the URL to include. Ideally it
    should lead somewhere which says authoritatively "Latest is 5.005_03".
    The only authoritative source is CPAN; on CPAN this information is only
    obviously available encoded in the URL itself >
    http://www.perl.com/CPAN/src/latest_is_5.005_03 >
    and including that would be self-defeating. And also, if you do try
    to look at that, you get a really exciting blank page. Should there
    be a file somewhere (e.g. at http://www.perl.com/CPAN/src/latest )
    which contains just that statement?
    Such as the http://www.perl.com/CPAN/src/latest.tar.gz and
    http://www.perl.com/CPAN/src/latest.zip, explained in
    http://www.perl.com/CPAN/src/README...?

    --
    $jhi++; # http://www.iki.fi/jhi/
    # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
    # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen
  • M.J.T. Guy at Oct 27, 1999 at 2:13 pm
    Jarkko Hietaniemi wrote
    Well, that's what the given URL gets you. But that exactly misses
    my point, probably because I didn't express myself clearly.

    The situation being addressed is where someone has got hold of
    something labelled "Perl" and possibly also "latest" from, err,
    perhaps Matt's Script Archive. The problem is that _every_
    (production) version of Perl has the label "latest" at some point of
    its life cycle. So we need to point to something which contains
    the explicit numbers 5.005_03, to distinguish from all the other "latest"
    versions.

    The simplest fix would be if the README on CPAN/src contained somewhere
    prominent the words "Latest is 5.005_03". And if this info was
    automatically updated when the "latest" changes, of course.


    Mike Guy
  • Elaine -HFB- Ashton at Oct 27, 1999 at 3:54 pm
    M.J.T. Guy [mjtg@cus.cam.ac.uk] quoth:
    *>
    *>The simplest fix would be if the README on CPAN/src contained somewhere
    *>prominent the words "Latest is 5.005_03". And if this info was
    *>automatically updated when the "latest" changes, of course.

    The people would might need that probably are the same crowd that don't
    read README's. Also, on the top of www.perl.com is a banner saying
    " Perl Versions: Stable is 5.005_03. Devel is 5.005_62. "

    If people care to look, I think the information is there...unless I missed
    something here.

    e.
  • M.J.T. Guy at Oct 28, 1999 at 3:08 pm
    "'Elaine -HFB- Ashton'" <elaine@chaos.wustl.edu> wrote
    This makes me wonder if the GNU folks have stale releases, how many other
    sites do too. Perhaps it should be noted either in the readme or in
    Configure that if you didn't get the source from CPAN or perl.com that you
    might not have the latest stable release.
    Err, that's exactly what my patch was for, that started this subthread.

    Stale releases are a fact of life. Think of people who burn CDs.
    And the wording of the licences actively encourages people to squirrel
    copies of Perl away in various archives.


    Mike Guy

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