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From Geoffrey Young <>
Subject Re: [PATCH] allow implicit ServerRoot via apxs
Date Tue, 04 Nov 2003 20:20:21 GMT

Stas Bekman wrote:
> Geoffrey Young wrote:
> [...]
>> +        elsif ($base = $self->apxs('PREFIX')) {
>> +            warning "using apxs-derived ServerRoot $base to resolve 
>> $file";
> May be better to say it all?
>           warning "since ServerRoot is not defined, " .
>               "using apxs-derived PREFIX $base to resolve $file";

I suppose the wording could be reworked.

> While you are at it, I'd also add a check that $base exists and it's a 
> directory before you call rel2abs, because it can be a broken value.

I think it's safe to assume if you pass in $base you know what you're doing 
(especially since nobody appears to be passing in $base :)

as for checking the resulting ServerRoot, yeah, I thought about that.  I 
suppose it can't hurt.

> And 
> also check that rel2abs gives us a an existing filename

this function is starting to explode a bit...

> and it's an 
> absolute_path.

no sense checking that - rel2abs returns an absolute path by definition.

> or die otherwise.

I don't think we should die here - it's not fatal to the build process if 
'perl Makefile.PL' can't resolve testing files.


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