Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
> I'm a bit confused as to what we're trying to support.
You are not supposed to need perl to build from a release tarball
(except on Windows which doesn't have a decent make or shell, so we
depend on perl instead). You do need it to build from a CVS checkout.
Same story as bison/flex.
> make -C ../../../../src/port all
> make: Entering directory `/home/rhaas/pgsql-git/src/port'
> make: Nothing to be done for `all'.
> make: Leaving directory `/home/rhaas/pgsql-git/src/port'
> "" ./parse.pl . < ../../../../src/backend/parser/gram.y > preproc.y
> /bin/sh: : command not found
> make: *** [preproc.y] Error 127
> make: *** Deleting file `preproc.y'
Hmm, that's a new dependency on perl, and it wasn't properly guarded
... will fix.
> I think the last time that I ran into a machine that didn't have perl on
> it was not more recently than 1994 (I'm guessing someone is now going
> to tell me what a sheltered life I lead...).
regards, tom lane
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