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Re: "make check" port to perl 5.005_03 (Solaris 8 perl)

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: "make check" port to perl 5.005_03 (Solaris 8 perl)
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 11:15:38 +0100

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
> coreutils's "make check" uses "use warnings;", which is not supported
> on the perl 5.005_03 that is shipped with Solaris 8.  Here's a patch.
> Solaris 8 last shipped in February and bugs continue to be fixed in it
> (<http://www.sun.com/service/eosl/solaris/solaris_vintage_eol_5.2005.xml>
> says that Sun's phase 2 software support is scheduled to end on
> 2012-03-31) so I think it's still worth supporting.  But my real
> excuse is that some servers at the UCLA School of Engineering still
> run Solaris 8.
> 2007-11-15  Paul Eggert  <address@hidden>
>       Port to Solaris 8 perl, which does not support "use warnings;".
>       * tests/dd/skip-seek: Skip test if "use warnings;" fails.
>       * tests/du/files0-from: Likewise.

Thanks!  Applied.

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