Order of parameters to Configure
david at cantrell.org.uk
Mon Jul 21 18:12:20 BST 2008
So I'm having a play with userelocatableinc. It appears that the order
of the parameters to Configure matters:
This (broken onto several lines for clarity):
$ sh Configure -Dusethreads
makes perl build and install to the right directory, and if I rename the
directory, everything works. Yay!
But my first attempt was:
$ sh Configure -de
where the -Dprefix seemed to be ignored. perl was installed under
/usr/local, despite ...
$ /usr/local/bin/perl -V
config_args='-de -Dusethreads -Duserelocatableinc
The only difference is whether -de comes at the beginning or the end.
I've not noticed the order being significant before, and indeed all the
examples in the INSTALL file have -de (or -des) *first*. Is this a bug?
Has anyone else noticed it? Should I mumble at the nice p5p people?
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