Message-Id: <31C551CF.2781E494@ind70.industry.net> Date: Tue, 18 Jun 1996 11:19:33 -0400 From: "Rujith S. de Silva" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Mark Brown <email@example.com> Subject: Re: crummy build process for FastCGI-integrated Perl Mark Brown wrote: > Also I am *very* unhappy about the perl build process - making a new > perl for fastcgi is a real bitch! Particularly as your build process > did not work on our Sun (SunOS 4.1.3 patches) system so I had to do a > lot of hacking around, then to find that the extra cflags broke the > Configure test programs, so other things didn't work (ie no signal > names!). I eventually configured as normal (no fastcgi changes), > then edited config.sh (at the prompt) and added the cflags, ldflags & > libs entries, and changed the stdio settigs (std stdio and base etc > entries - all together in config.sh) to undef. This worked and > tested OK. I ended up doing exactly the same thing, and it worked fine thereupon for the last three releases of the fcgi-devel-kit on both SunOS and Solaris. http://www.fastcgi.com/kit/doc/fcgi-perl.htm gives three `recipes' for building perl, and essentially, one has to combine sections from all three recipes. Maybe you could update that page to mention the `combined' recipe, as follows: Unpack the tar file in the parent directory of the FastCGI kit directory, so that the directories perl5.002 and fcgi-devel-kit are siblings. Copy the version specific and the common files from fcgi-devel-kit/perl-5 into the Perl-5 kit. > cd perl5.002 > mv perl.c perl.c.orig > mv proto.h proto.h.orig > mv Configure Configure.orig > cp -r ../fcgi-devel-kit/perl-5/perl5.002/* . > cp -r ../fcgi-devel-kit/perl-5/common/* . Go into the top level directory of the Perl distribution and run Configure. Edit config.sh at the shell escape in Configure: cc Change to use gcc if you are not using it already. ccflags AND cppflags Add the following flags: -I$fcgi/include -include $fcgi/include/fcgi_stdio.h This assumes you are using GCC. See the above section on assumptions extensions AND known_extensions Add FCGI to the list of extensions ldflags Add -L $fcgi/libfcgi to the list. libs Add -lfcgi to the list of libraries, should be added before -lc. static_ext or dynamic_ext Add FCGI to the list of statically or dynamically loaded extensions. d_stdio_cnt_lval, d_stdio_ptr_lval, d_stdiobase, d_stdstdio Change all of these to undef. Complete the run of Configure. Later, Rujith.