Makefile option needed to rewrite Perl path

Bug #719999 reported by Thierry de Villeneuve
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
mylvmbackup
Fix Released
Wishlist
Lenz Grimmer

Bug Description

Well, this is not really a "bug", it's a feature request as otherwise the result is "buggy" or "unexpected"

Please add a new Makefile option to specify the Perl executable path.

The reason is because it's often needed to compile one's own Perl tree in order to install desired CPAN packages (and customise threads management). Most Linux distributions come with RPM packaged CPAN modules. It's difficult to manage dependency confilcts between RPM installed modules and custom needs for new(er) modules.

In the end, I never rely on the distribution Perl executable, but I create my own (installed in /opt/perl).

After having installed mylvmbackup, I had to seek for all its installed file and fix the Perl path.

It would be great this fix to be taken care of during the make.

Thanks,
Thierry

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Lenz Grimmer (lenzgr) wrote :

Good suggestion, that should be fairly easy to implement.

Changed in mylvmbackup:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
assignee: nobody → LenZ (lenzgr)
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Lenz Grimmer (lenzgr) wrote :

A fix for this has been committed to the trunk and will be included in the next release. Now you can call the Makefile like this to override the path to the Perl binary:

  make PERL=/usr/local/bin/perl

Changed in mylvmbackup:
status: Confirmed → Fix Committed
Lenz Grimmer (lenzgr)
Changed in mylvmbackup:
milestone: none → 0.14
Lenz Grimmer (lenzgr)
Changed in mylvmbackup:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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