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Subject: Can't force a rebuild of nqp or vm's from rakudo's configure.
From: Will Coleda <will [...] coleda.com>
To: rakudobug [...] perl.org
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 13:49:19 -0400
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When installing rakudo somewhere else on your system, we can't force a rebuild of nqp or the vms without first removing the existing installed copies (which means we have a period where we'd break the usage of rakudo for any users on the box.) The easiest solution I can think of is to add a --force option to Configure.pl which would force nqp/vm's to be re-built and reinstalled into the prefix directory, regardless of whether the installed versions at that prefix were recent enough. This would also avoid the issue of re-building a VM with different config options. e.g. rebuilding rakudo-on-moar to use the JIT - currently if you have a new enough version of moar installed, you couldn't install a new one with a different JIT option without removing the installed version first. -- Will "Coke" Coleda


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