On 08/07/2017 04:20 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
> Andrew Dunstan <andrew.duns...@2ndquadrant.com> writes:
>> On 08/07/2017 04:07 PM, Tom Lane wrote:
>>> Sorry, I was imprecise.  What I'm suggesting is that you drop the
>>> runtime PATH-foolery and instead put this in configure's environment:
>>> PROVE=$perlpathdir/prove
>>> Otherwise you're basically lying to configure about what you're going
>>> to use, and that's always going to break eventually.
>> Hmm, you're saying this should work now? OK, I'll try it when I get a
>> minute to spare.
> I'm pretty sure it's always worked, at least in the sense that you could
> override what configure would put into Makefile.global that way.  I'm not
> quite clear on whether providing an exact path to "prove" there is enough
> to fix your problem.  If we have any places where we need to invoke the
> corresponding version of "perl", then we have more things to fix.

I'm pretty sure that's all we need. But we can find out ;-)

>>> Hm, yeah, the IPC::Run test would need to deal with this as well.
>>> A PROVE_PERL environment variable is one way.  Or maybe simpler,
>>> just skip the probe for IPC::Run if PROVE has been specified
>>> externally; assume the user knows what he's doing in that case.
>> WFM
> OK, I'll go make that happen.

OK, thanks.



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