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

From: David Michael
Subject: Re: [PATCH] mig: Drop the Perl runtime dependency
Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:58:51 -0400


On Tue, Jul 22, 2014 at 9:12 AM, Thomas Schwinge
<thomas@codesourcery.com> wrote:
> Hi!
> 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.

Okay, I didn't realize that it had only been two or three years since
a coreutils release first included this functionality.  Sorry for the


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