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Re: [PATCH] mig: Drop the Perl runtime dependency

From: Thomas Schwinge
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mig: Drop the Perl runtime dependency
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:12:55 +0200
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On Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:29:07 -0400, David Michael <fedora.dm0@gmail.com> wrote:
> I tried running mig on a system without Perl ealier with bad results.
> Perl seems to be used only for functionality that is also provided by
> GNU coreutils (which is already required, e.g. for dirname).  Does it
> make sense to drop the Perl command in favor of using realpath here?

> -libexecdir_rel=$(perl -MFile::Spec -e 'print 
> File::Spec->abs2rel("'"$libexecdir"'","'"$bindir"'")')
> +libexecdir_rel=$(realpath --relative-to="$bindir" "$libexecdir")

Thanks for the patch, and I'd be happy to apply that, however, on four
arbitrary (Debian, Ubuntu, Trisquel) systems that I just tried, I either
see: »realpath: unrecognized option '--relative-to'«, or »bash: realpath:
command not found«, whereas the Perl variant works on all of these.


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