Bug#1247: csh dependency in perl (was Re: New perl package)
I've Cc'd this to debian-bugs, bug number 1247, which discusses this
> Guy Maor writes ("Re: New perl package"):
> > On Tue, 30 Apr 1996, Ian Jackson wrote:
> > > Please don't do this ! Configure it to think that csh isn't
> > > available. You can't make an vital package like Perl depend on an
> > > optional one like csh ...
> > I'm not sure if this is possible. perl uses csh to do its globbing. I
> > wonder if it could just be changed to use bash? The globbing isn't
> > completely compatible though.
Take a look at the ftp program source code from netstd (ftp.tar.gz). It
contains a file glob.c that supposedly does csh style globbing. I'd guess
the C library glob does bash style globbing, but I've no good reason to
believe this, so you'll have to find glob(7) yourself!
Michael Nonweiler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Trinity College, Cambridge, England.