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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: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
Cc: Josh Berkus <josh(at)agliodbs(dot)com>, 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 21:12:40
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Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net> writes:
> On 01/09/2013 10:16 AM, Tom Lane wrote:
>> Actually, if we were to try to clean this up, I'd suggest moving that
>> logic into the configure script --- it's not apparent to me why it's
>> a good idea to be changing configure-determined values in the Makefile.
>> But in any case this would have to be done by somebody who's in a
>> position to test on affected platforms.

> Here's a patch which does that and produces configure traces like this 
> on Mingw:

>     checking for Perl archlibexp... C:/Perl/lib
>     checking for Perl privlibexp... C:/Perl/lib
>     checking for Perl useshrplib... true
>     checking for flags to link embedded Perl... -LC:/Perl/lib/CORE -lperl512

> which seems to be what we want.

> Given that, you should be able to write a reasonably portable configure 
> test for library presence.

Looks good.  If you're happy with that then I can undertake to add a probe based on AC_TRY_LINK with the unmodified value of

			regards, tom lane

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