Noah Misch <> writes:
> On Thu, Jul 17, 2014 at 03:31:19PM -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> 4. IPC::Run isn't installed by default on RHEL, and probably not on other
>> distros either.  If there's a reasonably painless way to remove this
>> dependency, it'd improve the portability of the tests.  This is lower
>> priority than the previous items, for sure.

> Perl 5.10 and later incorporate IPC::Cmd, a weaker counterpart to IPC::Run.
> It looked promising as a replacement when I examined the matter briefly.  Why
> do you estimate the priority of (4) well below the priority of (3)?

Well, "yum install perl-IPC-Run" fixes that problem on RHEL6.  Installing
a more modern version of Test::More is at least one order of magnitude
harder technically; and it might involve political/managerial hurdles as
well, for people who face policies against installing not-supported-by-vendor

                        regards, tom lane

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