Karim BELABAS on Thu, 13 Nov 2003 00:47:00 +0100

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Re: Description system TODO list

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.

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