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Re: [PATCH] perl bindings: Use non standard Perl version

From: Ben Reser <ben_at_reser.org>
Date: 2004-01-14 03:53:02 CET

On Tue, Jan 13, 2004 at 02:21:31PM +0100, Gerald Richter wrote:
> I had to build the perl bindings for a Perl version that is not the default
> one which is installed on my system (because default is Perl 5.6.1 and I
> can't upgrade to 5.8.0+). Here are two patches: One for
> bindings/swig/INSTALL which describes the settings necessary for configure
> and one for Makefile.PL which makes sure the correct Perl binary and include
> paths are used.

I'm going to spend some time trying to get the perl building stuff dealt
with. It looks like the INSTALL needs to be reworked. I'll take your
comments and patch into consideration.

> Also I run into a lot of problem with SWIG 1.3.20. I have tried to get it
> working, but there were too many problems (I got it to compile by defining
> the SWIG_PERL_XXX symbols in swigutil_perl.h, but afterward it didn't work,
> because swig append a 'c' to every Perl namespace e.g. SVN::_Corec instead
> of SVN::_Core), so I gave up and used SWIG 1.3.19. I have added a hint about
> swig version to the INSTALL document also. I case it is already fixed,
> please remove this hint.

I'm looking into this. I need to get this fixed because Mandrake cooker
had 1.3.20 in it (which happened to be sadly broken, so I upgraded it to
1.3.21 and fixed the package today).

Hopefully I can have these issues worked out before 0.37.0. How we're
deciding what SWIG versions are good needs to change. If we're going to
release rarely then it needs to not require modifying the configure
script everytime a new version of SWIG comes out.

Ben Reser <ben@reser.org>
"Conscience is the inner voice which warns us somebody may be looking."
- H.L. Mencken
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