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Re: (setup.ini) autoconf requires Perl?
- From: Nicholas Wourms <nwourms at yahoo dot com>
- To: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2002 08:44:31 -0700 (PDT)
- Subject: Re: (setup.ini) autoconf requires Perl?
--- Igor Pechtchanski <email@example.com> wrote:
> On 13 Sep 2002, Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
> > Nicholas Wourms <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > > Not in autoconf 2.5x... This version is totally dependant on
> > > for all generation activities. So setup is absolutely correct
> > > requiring perl. AFAIK, there isn't a way to unbundle the perl
> > > functionality either. So my suggestion is to get over your
> > > of Cygwin perl and install it. Many people have Cygwin perl
> > > ActiveState co-existing happily...
> > >
> > > Quote straight from the autoconf README:
> > > "Producing configuration scripts using Autoconf requires GNU M4
> > > Perl".
> > (CC'ing email@example.com)
> > OK, I stand corrected. We will live with the multiple versions
> > Perl, despite the confusion this can cause.
> > But somebody should fix the Autoconf home page
> > <http://www.gnu.org/software/autoconf/autoconf.html>, which still
> > says:
> > Some optional utilities that come with Autoconf use Perl.
> > none of those are required in order to use the main Autoconf
> > program. If perl is not present, the affected Autoconf
> > will not be installed.
> > - Pat
> > P.S. How about renaming Cygwin Perl to "perl" instead of
> If you are worried about name clashes, you're better off moving the
> ActivePerl directory to the front of your path (in /etc/profile,
That won't work, because then autoconf/automake will stop working
properly, as they expect a perl which interprets POSIX naming and
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