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Subject: autoheader may be a perl script
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... and this may cause problems, as you see in the many fail reports on the cpan testers site. The problem is that some tools in the testing process (CPAN.pm, Test::Harness) may set PERL5LIB. If now the perl used for autoheader does not match the perl used with ExtUtils::Autoconf (i.e. different perl versions, or threaded vs. unthreaded perl), then problems with mismatched linker symbols may happen. A workaround for this problem could be to explicitely delete the PERL5LIB and maybe other dangerous environment variables (e.g. PERL5OPT) before calling external tools which use perl. Regards, Slaven


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