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fix for config/makedefs.pl

From: Richard Kwan <rkwan@genmagic.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Apr 1999 14:55:18 -0800
Message-ID: <3703F956.B76AD6BD@genmagic.com>
To: www-lib@w3.org
CC: erik_nordhagen@genmagic.com, rick_kwan@genmagic.com
Greetings, folks.  We have a small fix for makedefs.pl.

I tried to bootstrap my libwww build from the tar file
"w3c-libwww-5.2.6.tar.gz". on Windows NT4.0 and was
unable to do so properly.  When running the command
	perl config/winConfigure.pl
I got lots of messages saying

	Can't open "", No such file or directory at
	config/makedefs.pl line 115.

(With the latest cvs-snapshot, this should not happen.)
Looking at line 115 of "config/makedefs.pl", we found that
the line
	die "Can't open \"$1\", $!";
should say
	die "Can't open \"$name\", $!";

When fixed, we get
	Can't open "./Library/src/windows/wwwapp.files",
	No such file or directory at config/makedefs.pl
	line 115.

The latest cvs-snapshot has these "*.files", so you shouldn't
see these messages.  But anyone using the 5.2.6.tar.gz on
Windows is likely to run into this.  (Of course, my Linux
build worked fine.)

BTW, I'm not the Perl hacker here.  Credit for this fix
really goes to Erik Nordhagen.
Received on Thursday, 1 April 1999 18:05:34 GMT

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