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Subject: auto configuration not working on VMS
Craig Berry reported problems on p5p about configuring on VMS. See http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2012/09/msg193321.html Key issues: * .cpan should be _cpan on VMS * loop to create config directory should abort rather than retry when running automated; should abort after N tries anyway * detecting writable libraries is failing for unknown reasons David
Also: File::Spec must be used instead of concat with .cpan in HandleConfig. I'm looking into it.
I have applied two patches. There will be more to it but I have no access to a VMS system. I have found http://h20341.www2.hp.com/integrity/us/en/systems/integrity-hpux-sandbox.html and have applied for sandbox access on OpenVMS already last Friday but HP has not answered. I have also found http://www.migrationspecialties.com/FreeAXP.html but it seems one needs a Windows system to get this going and I'm not sure that this would be useful.
Thanks for your patience. I haven't got access to a VMS system, so please reopen or open a new ticket when things are missing. Resolving now.


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