[Melbourne-pm] Fwd: [Golly-test] golly with Perl 5.14?

Tony Smith ts at meme.com.au
Sat Jul 23 01:29:39 PDT 2011

This is way out of my depth but I have a vested interest in helping find the answer.

Begin forwarded message:

> From: Tom Rokicki <rokicki at gmail.com>
> Date: 23 July 2011 10:53:42 AM AEST
> To: golly test list <golly-test at lists.sourceforge.net>, eric at brouhaha.com
> Subject: Re: [Golly-test] golly with Perl 5.14?
> Reply-To: golly test list <golly-test at lists.sourceforge.net>
> This looks like a problem with Perl 5.14.
> The web page at
>   http://perldoc.perl.org/perlembed.html
> which is the main embedding documentation for Perl 5.14 has this
> *precise* code.
> We could take out that line but that eliminates the ability to dynamically
> load Perl extensions (is my understanding), which we do not want to do.
> We need to locate a Perl expert to comment on this . . .
> -tom
> On Fri, Jul 22, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Eric Smith <eric at brouhaha.com> wrote:
>> Has anyone successfully compiled golly with Perl 5.14? It works fine in
>> Fedora with Perl 5.12, but Fedora 16 is moving to Perl 5.14, and that
>> breaks the build, due to macros expanding to include PL_thr_key, which
>> is no longer defined.
>> The build log can be seen at:
>> http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/getfile?taskID=3222183&name=build.log
>> The Fedora bug is at:
>>     https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=717675
>> I know only enough Perl to be dangerous, and nothing about the innards,
>> so I don't think I can figure out how to deal with this on my own.
>> Thanks!
>> Eric
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Tony Smith
Complex Systems Analyst
Melbourne, Australia
Giving thanks to the space, time, energy, matter and other lives that have allowed me to tell my lies on this old and damp ball of rock.

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