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

From: Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
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 08:18:08
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On 01/08/2013 10:37 PM, Tom Lane wrote:

> We could try adding an AC_TRY_LINK test using perl_embed_ldflags,
> but given the weird stuff happening to redefine that value on Windows
> in plperl/GNUmakefile I think there's a serious risk of breaking Cygwin
> builds.  Since I lack access to either Cygwin or a platform on which
> there's a problem today, I'm not going to be the one to mess with it.

ITYM Mingw - the Makefile doesn't do anything for Cygwin.

If you want to build a configure test, you could make it conditional on 
the PORTNAME not being win32, since we don't seem to have a problem 
there anyway.



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