Re: oaf 0.6.4 requires perl5.00404?

I am very sorry about this, I built this tarball on a debian system
of mine, with a really broken perl 5.6 and I did some strange
environment hackery that made my shell use 5.000404 by default.

Oaf will actually work with any perl5 as far as I know.  This is and
xml-18n-tools issue that hard coded it in the tar ball.

The following patch will fix it.  Or you can just replace all instances
of perl5.00404 with perl.

If desired I can release a new tar ball on


@@ -1019,7 +1019,7 @@
 if test -z "$XML_I18N_TOOLS_PERL"; then
    AC_MSG_ERROR([perl not found; required for xml-i18n-tools])
Common subdirectories: oaf-0.6.4/api-docs and oaf-0.6.4.patch/api-docs
diff -u oaf-0.6.4/configure oaf-0.6.4.patch/configure
--- oaf-0.6.4/configure	Mon Feb 26 22:04:12 2001
+++ oaf-0.6.4.patch/configure	Thu Mar  1 14:23:11 2001
@@ -1545,8 +1545,8 @@
-# Extract the first word of "perl5.00404", so it can be a program name with args.
-set dummy perl5.00404; ac_word=$2
+# Extract the first word of "perl", so it can be a program name with args.
+set dummy perl; ac_word=$2
 echo $ac_n "checking for $ac_word""... $ac_c" 1>&6
 echo "configure:1552: checking for $ac_word" >&5
 if eval "test \"`echo '$''{'ac_cv_path_XML_I18N_TOOLS_PERL'+set}'`\" = set"; then

On Thu, Mar 01, 2001 at 03:33:14AM -0500, jgotts linuxsavvy com wrote:
> Why does oaf 0.6.4 require this exact, ancient perl release.  Red Hat 6.2
> shipped 5.00503 in early 2000 and the latest Red Hat 6.2 update is still at
> 5.00503.  Red Hat 7.0 (which IMHO can now be considered stable) ships an even
> newer version of perl, 5.6.0.
> If oaf needs to verify that perl5 is installed or that at least 5.00404 is
> installed, I recommend another way.  :-)
> John
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