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sr #108364: Makefile uses `perl -f` without checking for availability

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Submitted on:  Fri 16 Aug 2013 04:39:53 PM UTC  
 
Category:  None Priority:  5 - Normal
Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Paul Eggert <eggert>
Originator Email:  -email is unavailable- Open/Closed:  Closed
Operating System:  Mac OS

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Wed 04 Sep 2013 03:30:17 PM UTC, comment #1:

This is fixed in the maint branch, a maintenance release will follow. Thanks!

See http://lists.gnu.org/archive/html/bug-bison/2013-08/msg00006.html

Akim Demaille <akim>
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Fri 16 Aug 2013 04:39:53 PM UTC, original submission:

The bison makefile uses `perl -f` for its extract script, but doesn't check for availability of that flag.

The `-f` flag, which ignores $sitelib/sitecustomize.pl at startup, was added to perl sometime after 5.8. I encountered this error when trying to install bison on Mac OS X 10.4.11, which shipped with perl 5.8.6. Bison doesn't have a documented perl version requirement that I can find, and the configure script accepted the version of perl found.

Perl exits with an error on encountering unknown flags, so the bison build fails instantly because of this.

Sample extract variable from the makefile:

> extract = VERSION="$(VERSION)" $(PERL) -f $(extexi) $(doc) --

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