Versions of Perl on GCC Prerequisites page

Thomas Koenig tkoenig@netcologne.de
Thu Jul 23 15:59:39 GMT 2020


Hi Jonathan,

> On the page https://gcc.gnu.org/install/prerequisites.html it says:
> 
> Perl version between 5.6.1 and 5.6.24
> 
> Necessary when targeting Darwin, building ‘libstdc++’, and not using
> --disable-symvers. Necessary when targeting Solaris 2 with Solaris ld and
> not using --disable-symvers.
> 
> Necessary when regenerating Makefile dependencies in libiberty. Necessary
> when regenerating libiberty/functions.texi. Necessary when generating
> manpages from Texinfo manuals. Used by various scripts to generate some
> files included in the source repository (mainly Unicode-related and rarely
> changing) from source tables.
> 
> Used by automake.
> 
> My impression is that Perl 5.6.x is long obsolete (5.6.0 was released in
> March 2000), and the available 5.6.x versions were 5.6.0, 5.6.1 and 5.6.2
> (never 5.6.24).  Much later versions of Perl (5.32.0 is current) will work
> fine. 

Do they also work with --enable-maintainer-mode?  IIRC, they break with
automake.

If not, then we should leave it as it is.

Regards

	Thomas


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