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Re: [perl #43216] Perl 5.8.8 does not compile on Solaris 8 with-Dusethreads
authorAndy Dougherty <doughera@lafayette.edu>
Fri, 15 Jun 2007 12:05:36 +0000 (08:05 -0400)
committerH.Merijn Brand <h.m.brand@xs4all.nl>
Sat, 16 Jun 2007 05:56:15 +0000 (05:56 +0000)
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.64.0706151203200.14068@fractal.phys.lafayette.edu>

p4raw-id: //depot/perl@31395

Configure

index 9a3e436..b54ff9d 100755 (executable)
--- a/Configure
+++ b/Configure
@@ -26,7 +26,7 @@
 
 # $Id: Head.U,v 3.0.1.9 1997/02/28 15:02:09 ram Exp $
 #
-# Generated on Wed Jun 13 22:14:49 CEST 2007 [metaconfig 3.0 PL70]
+# Generated on Sat Jun 16 07:55:39 CEST 2007 [metaconfig 3.0 PL70]
 # (with additional metaconfig patches by perlbug@perl.org)
 
 cat >c1$$ <<EOF
@@ -2503,15 +2503,36 @@ EOM
         case "$cc" in
         *gcc*) trygcc=no ;;
         esac
-        case "`$cc -v -c try.c 2>&1`" in
-        *gcc*) trygcc=no ;;
-        esac
+       # Skip this test because it gives a false match on output like:
+       #    ./trygcc: line 23: cc: command not found
+        # case "`$cc -v -c try.c 2>&1`" in
+        # *gcc*) trygcc=no ;;
+        # esac
         if $test X"$trygcc" = Xyes; then
             if gcc -o try -c try.c; then
                 echo " "
                 echo "You seem to have a working gcc, though." >&4
-                rp="Would you like to use it?"
-                dflt=y
+               # Switching compilers may undo the work of hints files.
+               # The most common problem is -D_REENTRANT for threads.
+               # This heuristic catches that case, but gets false positives
+               # if -Dusethreads was not actually specified.  Better to
+               # bail out here with a useful message than fail 
+               # mysteriously later. Should we perhaps just try to
+               # re-invoke Configure -Dcc=gcc config_args ?
+               if $test -f usethreads.cbu; then
+                       $cat >&4 <<EOM 
+
+*** However, any setting of the C compiler flags (e.g. for thread support)
+*** will be lost.  It may be necessary for you to restart Configure and
+*** add -Dcc=gcc to your Configure command line.
+
+EOM
+                       rp="Would you like to go ahead and try gcc anyway?"
+                       dflt=n
+               else
+                       rp="Would you like to use it?"
+                       dflt=y
+               fi
                 if $test -f myread; then
                     . ./myread
                 else
@@ -2524,15 +2545,6 @@ EOM
                 fi  
                 case "$ans" in
                 [yY]*) cc=gcc; ccname=gcc; ccflags=''; despair=no;
-                       if $test -f usethreads.cbu; then
-                           $cat >&4 <<EOM 
-
-*** However, any setting of the C compiler flags (e.g. for thread support)
-*** has been lost.  It may be necessary to pass -Dcc=gcc to Configure
-*** (together with e.g. -Dusethreads).
-
-EOM
-                       fi;;
                 esac
             fi
         fi