|Bill Allombert on Thu, 13 Nov 2003 01:07:03 +0100|
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|Re: Description system TODO list|
On Thu, Nov 13, 2003 at 12:31:58AM +0100, Karim BELABAS wrote: > On Thu, 13 Nov 2003, Bill Allombert wrote: > > Unfortunately a new problem came up: > > > > the funclist mechanism to detect change in the function database has > > the nasty side effect of triggering a rebuild of the pari.desc file > > on fresh tree extracted from tarball (made with make distrib not > > by ViewCVS). This is a problem if perl is not available. > > > > The best fix would be to write the funclist in a portable format so > > that the rebuild of this file lead to the same result on any hosts. > > > > Unfortunately the current > > ls -l $src/functions/*/* > $src/funclist.tmp > > Does not achieve that (ls -l format is not portable). > > A simpler fix is to remove the $src/funclist dependency from all targets if > perl is not found by Configure. Then we hit the issue of a perl version too old to run the scripts. Cheers, Bill.