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Id: 84098
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: Module-Build

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: Paul.Green [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Important
Broken in: 0.4003
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Update in Module-Build to handle an executable extension
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This bug report arises from my efforts to qualify Perl 5.14.2 against Stratus OpenVOS Release 17.1 and 17.2. The ACTION_installdeps routine in (Version 0.4003) has code to verify that the file that it is about to execute is actually executable. This requires it to know how to convert a command name into a file name. The Stratus VOS / OpenVOS operating system, like Windows, requires that executable files end in the ".pm" suffix (yes, you read that correctly). The attached patch updates this routine to see if an executable suffix is available, and if so, to try using it first. If this fails, it goes ahead and tests without it. I coded it this way for maximum compatibility, but I think it could just as easily have been coded as an if-then-else. I'll leave that decision to you. I have tested this change on OpenVOS Releases 17.1 and 17.2 and it produces the desired behavior. If you have any questions or concerns about this proposeod change, please let me know. Thanks!
Subject: module_build.vos.exe.diff
diff --git a/cpan/Module-Build/lib/Module/Build/ b/cpan/Module-Build/lib/Module/Build/ index cf42cc0..3b50597 100644 --- a/cpan/Module-Build/lib/Module/Build/ +++ b/cpan/Module-Build/lib/Module/Build/ @@ -3685,6 +3685,14 @@ sub ACTION_installdeps { } } + my $exe = Module::Build::Config->get('exe_ext'); + + if (defined $exe) { + if ( ! -x "$command$exe" ) { + die "cpan_client '$command$exe' is not executable\n"; + } + } + if ( ! -x $command ) { die "cpan_client '$command' is not executable\n"; }
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Personally I think we should just get rid of the is-executable check altogether. It's really only there for testing purposes, and if we can't execute the command it will say so (in probably a more informative way) as soon as we try to. Sound reasonable?
I made this change as 7155ee8a48af09dd3cd805b52fc07971be18ba02 in git.

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