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Re: PL/perl should fail on configure, not make

From: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>
Cc: PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>, Tim Bunce <Tim(dot)Bunce(at)pobox(dot)com>
Subject: Re: PL/perl should fail on configure, not make
Date: 2013-01-09 02:10:24
Message-ID: 8095.1357697424@sss.pgh.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com> writes:
> The way it is now (9.2.2):
> 1. set up a new system
> 2. forget to install libperl-dev
> 3. ./configure --with-perl
> 4. get no failures or warnings
> 5. make
> 6. make errors out on plperl.so

> The way it should work:

> - configure should error out, as it does with python.

Hm.  I don't see any configure-time test for availability of perl.h,
which is probably what we ought to add here.

			regards, tom lane


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