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FindBin relies on &Cwd::abs_path #910

p5pRT opened this issue Dec 1, 1999 · 1 comment

FindBin relies on &Cwd::abs_path #910

p5pRT opened this issue Dec 1, 1999 · 1 comment


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p5pRT commented Dec 1, 1999

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p5pRT commented Dec 1, 1999


Cwd​::abs_path() functions by chdir()ing to each path in turn, and then
stat()ing them, as well as opendir()ing them. It exits, returning ""
(which is The Wrong Thing) if it is unable to opendir() any given
directory in the path.

Possible solutions​:
  Fix Cwd​::abs_path(), so it doesn't do that. Possibly, rather
than warning and returning, it should use fast_abs_path() instead,
which should handle warnings if they need to be given.
  Alternatively, have FindBin use a fallback if abs_path()

Perl Info

Site configuration information for perl 5.00503:

Configured by mneme at Mon Jul 19 16:46:05 EDT 1999.

Summary of my perl5 (5.0 patchlevel 5 subversion 3) configuration:
    osname=linux, osvers=2.0.36, archname=i686-linux-thread
    uname='linux 2.0.36 #1 tue oct 13 22:17:11 edt 1998 i686 unknown '
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=define useperlio=undef d_sfio=undef
    cc='cc', optimize='-O2', gccversion=
    cppflags='-D_REENTRANT -Dbool=char -DHAS_BOOL -I/usr/local/include'
    ccflags ='-D_REENTRANT -Dbool=char -DHAS_BOOL -I/usr/local/include'
    stdchar='char', d_stdstdio=define, usevfork=false
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
    alignbytes=4, usemymalloc=n, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='cc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib
    libs=-lnsl -lndbm -lgdbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lposix -lcrypt
    libc=, so=so, useshrplib=true,
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-rdynamic -Wl,-rpath,/usr/lib/perl5/5.00503/i686-linux-thread/CORE'
    cccdlflags='-fpic', lddlflags='-shared -L/usr/local/lib'

Locally applied patches:

@INC for perl 5.00503:

Environment for perl 5.00503:
    LANG (unset)
    LANGUAGE (unset)
    LD_LIBRARY_PATH (unset)
    LOGDIR (unset)
    PERL_BADLANG (unset)

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