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From Randy Kobes <ra...@theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca>
Subject Re: [PATCH] add ldd/otool output to bug reports
Date Mon, 12 Sep 2005 14:08:59 GMT
On Mon, 12 Sep 2005, Philip M. Gollucci wrote:

>> If this point was reached, it would break Win32, plus
>> any other system which didn't have an ldd in the PATH.
>> Perhaps Apache::TestConfig::which() could be used to
>> see if an ldd() [or otool()] is present, and skip this
>> part if it's not found?
>> 
> I guess qx{} is different on win32 ?
> Take from example on my FBSD box which does not have 'otool'
>
> % perl -e 'my $command = "otool -L /bin/ls"; qx{$command}; print "\ndone.\n"'
>
> done.
>
> I don't think it matters, but at rate, Apache::TestConfig::which() will 
> better find ldd/otool.

I think the use of which() is better - what would have 
happened before is that a message:
    'ldd' is not recognized as an internal or external
     command, operable program, or batch file.
would appear with Win32, which would be confusing.

> Does win32 have an equivalent?

There are utilities on Win32 that give extra information
like this; I'll take a look later at them to see which
might be useful. But for now, I'd suggest doing it without
Win32, as you have it. Thanks.

-- 
best regards,
randy

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