Bug#2502: configure fails if /vmlinuz is missing
On Mon, 11 Mar 1996, Darren/Torin/Who Ever... wrote:
> Juergen Menden <email@example.com>, in a magnificent manifestation of deity, wrote:
> >Package: perl
> >Version: 5.002-5
> >In fact this report might be for the upstream maintainer... ;-)
> Actually, Andy (the perl Configure person) and I have discussed this.
> The solution is to answer "n" to "Shall I use nm to extract C symbols
> from the libraries? [y]".
well, in that case the Configure script should give a [n] as
default on linux systems, or at least support a command line
switch. otherwise the automatic configuration in the debian.rules
would really be difficult.
> I originally implemented it as the file /vmlinux since that's how it was
> in other parts of Configure that had problems with nm. I can try
> testing on osname. That'll be in debian 8 (as well as Architecture and
> Pre-Depends fields and a dependency on tcsh.)
i will test it, as soon as i find it ;-))
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