Build fails with perl5.00405 on RH 5.2

Russ Allbery rra at
Fri Sep 17 22:23:57 UTC 1999

Paul Tomblin <ptomblin at> writes:

> BTW:  The problem I had with STABLE (2.2.1) was with an "updated" perl
> package that the check to see which of the two variable names was
> half-wrong.  I fixed it by upgrading to the perl package that was in
> RedHat 6.0.  Rather than trying to fix inn to account for this
> half-assed, never officially released version of perl, maybe we should
> just tell people "you're using a broken version of perl, upgrade".

Without the ppport changes, I'm not sure it will continue working right
with the dev track, though.  Plus, I think cc.c still has raw na, which
won't work with any version of Perl >5.004 unless you do all sorts of ugly
things you're not supposed to.

Russ Allbery (rra at         <URL:>

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