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Re: BUG #5802: configure script does not check for perl devel files

From: "Greg Sabino Mullane" <greg(at)turnstep(dot)com>
To: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: BUG #5802: configure script does not check for perl devel files
Date: 2010-12-29 19:37:39
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>> However, during the make, postgres requires perl devel. Should this
>> not be covered in the configure script?
>
> No, it's not configure's job to do the job of make or the compiler.

Nonsense, we should be checking everything we can. Why wait until 
a future step fails if we can rule it out as early as possible?
We already do that for a number of other things.

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