Building on an installed Parrot (was: Re: Announce: Rakudo Perl 6 development release #19 ("Chicago"))

Timothy S. Nelson wayland at
Fri Jul 24 00:26:13 UTC 2009

On Thu, 23 Jul 2009, Reini Urban wrote:

> Following up on the parrot-1.4.0 release check on cygwin the release errors are
> still not being touched.
> rakudo is still not being able to be built without a parrot build_dir.
> Building with installed parrot is unsupported, which means creating a
> package which is reproducible is
> impossible. Distros which do not have the policy to be reproducible to
> create binary packages from the src might have more luck.

 	Sounds like you're just the man we need.  There's a ticket that is 
specifically dedicated to "Update configure script and makefiles for installed 

 	The latest patch (provided by me, but based on one by pmichaud) works 
for me on Fedora 10.  pmichaud's patch is guaranteed *not* to work on Windows. 
I made the obvious changes, but we need some testing from a Windows person.

 	I know there are a number of other problems on Windows (have you 
opened a ticket(s) for them), but I'd ask you to keep them out of this ticket 
unless they're related to the changes needed to build on an installed Parrot.

 	Also, the patch I provided is against HEAD.

$ git rev-parse HEAD

 	I'm informed that the command above tells me the relevant revision ID.


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