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Re: [PATCH 7/8] tests: use single quotes for some tests

From: Peter Wu <>
Date: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:38:29 +0100

On Monday 10 November 2014 17:02:28 Tor Arntsen wrote:
> IPC::Run is not part of the AIX perl core, unfortunately.

I see,

> Anything installed for a libcurl build really has to be part of what's
> maintained through the package manager, in other words - no downloaded
> file(s) (including via cpan). It's not just about being able to
> quickly add another build system (for autobuilds or otherwise), for
> example, one of our customers occasionally builds the libcurl RPM (for
> AIX) themselves (normally we provide one for them). But on their build
> system everything installed must be through the package management
> system. They cannot (and I would not myself either) depend on
> something installed sidewise. It quickly gets out of hand when this is
> a system installed by an organisation instead of just a single
> computer owned by a single developer.
> In general I wish that the testing environment (and everything else)
> depends on as little complexity as possible, i.e. standard shell (and
> not depending on bash'isms, for example), sed, awk etc. These days a
> basic Perl system is part of nearly every *nix system out there, and
> Windows as well. But just the core.

IPC::Run already exists and solves the problem. Can you even consider
installing this single module? Otherwise it has to be replaced by plain
ol' fork/exec/open/dup/..., introducing bugs that might have been solved
in IPC::Run a few yers ago. Now this is actually more "complex" than
pulling the module from CPAN.

I do not know where your customer gets their packages from, but they
could try to request their distributor for inclusion of IPC::Run. Would
that be possible?

Kind regards,
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Received on 2014-11-10