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.