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Item5756: Patches needed for Supporting OpenVMS

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-- TWiki:Main/JohnMalmberg - 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 page.

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.

The TWiki:Codev.TWikiOnVMS page has been updated. One of the patches has a bug where File::Spec->splitdir was incorrectly put in as splitdirs.

-- TWiki:Main.JohnMalmberg - 04 Aug 2008

Summary Patches needed for Supporting OpenVMS
ReportedBy TWiki:Main.JohnMalmberg
Codebase 4.2.0
SVN Range TWiki-5.0.0, Mon, 30 Jun 2008, build 16955
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Priority Enhancement
CurrentState New


TargetRelease n/a

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