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Re: (setup.ini) autoconf requires Perl?

Igor Pechtchanski <> writes:

> On 13 Sep 2002, Patrick J. LoPresti wrote:
> > P.S. How about renaming Cygwin Perl to "perl" instead of "perl.exe"?
> If you are worried about name clashes, you're better off moving the
> ActivePerl directory to the front of your path (in /etc/profile, for
> example).

No, not really.  ActivePerl and Cygwin Perl are *different* programs.
You know which one you want when you invoke it, not when you set up
your PATH; they really must have different names.

Under your suggestion, the name for ActivePerl would be "perl" and the
name for Cygwin Perl would be "/usr/bin/perl".  This makes it
impossible to write a portable script between Unix (where perl might
really be "/usr/local/bin/perl") and Cygwin.

We don't happen to have any such scripts, so your suggestion works for
us and is what I plan to do.  But it really isn't the "right" answer.
Neither is my suggestion, really, but for different reasons :-).

 - Pat

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