On Mon, 29 May 2000, Marc Lehmann <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> On Sun, May 28, 2000 at 06:46:43PM -0400, Warren Hedley <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> 
> > Also, configure ignores the perl executable argument specified
> > in the --enable-perl option (see configure line above, for example),
> The --enable-perl option specifies the perl prefix to install the
> pelr modules, not the perl executable path. Specifying a file will be
> disastrous.

I think that the option should be named "--enable-perl-prefix" instead
of the shorter "--enable-perl", in order to avoid confusion.  This
would be more consistent with the other options, and longer names are
not a problem because they are not used very often anyway.  The help
string should then be changed to "--enable-perl-prefix=PFX".

If someone wants an option to specify the path to the perl executable,
then it should be "--with-perl=...".  Maybe adding the "--with-perl"
option would make people think twice before making incorrect


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