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Id: 42731
Status: rejected
Priority: 0/
Queue: PAR-Packer

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: goneri [...]

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Fixed in: 0.982

Subject: pp Breaks @INC
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Hi, Thank you for this great tool. Today I got this strange behaviour with @INC content. I can reproduce the problem on Linux and Solaris. solaris$cat test #!/usr/bin/perl use Data::Dumper; print Dumper(@INC); solaris$perl test $VAR1 = '/home2/goneri/tmp/build/opt/ocsinventory-agent/lib/perl5/5.10.0/sun4-solaris'; $VAR2 = '/home2/goneri/tmp/build/opt/ocsinventory-agent/lib/perl5/5.10.0'; $VAR3 = '/home2/goneri/tmp/build/opt/ocsinventory-agent/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0/sun4-solaris'; $VAR4 = '/home2/goneri/tmp/build/opt/ocsinventory-agent/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0'; $VAR5 = '.'; pp -B -p test -vvv -o test.par (...) pp -o test.bin test.par (...) solaris$./test.bin $VAR1 = sub { "DUMMY" }; $VAR2 = sub { "DUMMY" };
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Hi, thanks for the bug report, but the behaviour you describe is on purpose. When you use pp to produce a stand-alone binary executable, it clears the INC paths of your perl. That is on purpose so *if* it breaks, it will break on your development machine already. Otherwise you might be relying on local stuff that is not present on the target machines. If you modify @INC at run-time, the paths will be preserved. This behaviour is documented in the pp help. Quoting the relevant synopsis: % pp -B -p -o out.par file # same as above, but bundles core modules # and removes any local paths from @INC % pp -P -o file # Creates '' from 'file' % pp -B -p -o file # same as above, but bundles core modules # and removes any local paths from @INC # (-B is assumed when making executables) "Since PAR version 0.953, this also strips any local paths from the list of module search paths C<@INC> before running the contained script." It *is* possible to override this behaviour (modify/replace in the par file), but I would strongly discourage this. Step back and think about whether you really want your executable to be dependent on the perl it was built with. Either way, this is not a bug but intended so I will close the ticket. For further discussion or assistance, please send any correspondence to the PAR mailing list directly. Thanks and best regards, Steffen
CC: GONERI [...]
Subject: Re: [ #42731] pp Breaks @INC
Date: Sat, 24 Jan 2009 02:43:50 +0100
To: Steffen Mueller via RT <bug-PAR-Packer [...]>
From: Gonéri Le Bouder <goneri [...]>
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On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 06:40:42PM -0500, Steffen Mueller via RT wrote: Show quoted text
Thank you Steffen for the long and answer. I still think it's a minor bug since @INC content is not a scalar or nothing as people expect and this may break stuff. Best regards, Gonéri Le Bouder
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