- 05 Jul 2008
Patches are needed to 4.2.0 to support it on OpenVMS.
Details and proposed patches are in the TWiki:Codev.TWikiOnVMS
Quick summary of patches:
1. VMS deficiencies in Perl need to be work around.
2. VMS requires the correct File::Spec routines to be used. Windows should also have this requirement but appears more tolerant. Unix is very tolerant of the wrong File::Spec methods being used.
3. Even when the correct File::Spec routines are used, some of them have undocumented undesired features, especially on VMS and Windows.
page has been updated. One of the patches has a bug where File::Spec->splitdir was incorrectly put in as splitdirs.
- 04 Aug 2008