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SubjectRe: Perl in the toolchain
On Fri, Jan 31, 2003 at 08:06:33PM -0500, Pete Zaitcev wrote:
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> For the record, the userland which I posess does have a somewhat
> working Perl RPM, which originates from Red Hat 5.2, I believe.
> So, I cannot invoke "missing perl" argument in good conscience.
> However, I shudder to think what happens if I need to rebuild it
> for some reason.

Well, do "perl -v" and see if it's at least 5.004 (5.004.003 I think
would be better.) If so, hpa's requirement that everything work on
5.004 is fine. (And really, I don't believe that requirement is going
to be hard to follow, except that it does constrain the modules in use a
little bit - I'm pretty sure the Digest::MD5 was missing from the 5.004
default set of modules.)

> There's also a subject of a skillset. I know nil about Perl.
> (ok, I hacked sirc long ago. I don't think it counts.)

If you hacked sirc... Well, that's an example of incredibly bad Perl,
so, you should be able to follow well-written and documented Perl, imo.

(I did an amazing amount of sirc hacking in my time, and it was an
exercise in pain, to be honest.)


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Ryan Anderson
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