Perl EV does not detect epoll on Debian 7+

Marc Lehmann schmorp at schmorp.de
Mon Jul 15 04:14:14 CEST 2013


On Mon, Jul 15, 2013 at 11:42:47AM +1000, Robert Norris <rob at eatenbyagrue.org> wrote:
> Makefile.PL does not detect epoll support on Debian 7+: $ perl Makefile.PL
> ... Enable epoll backend (y/n)? [n] n The reason for this is that
> Makefile.pl checks for the existence of /usr/include/sys/epoll.h to decide
> if support exists. Debian however does not have that file, because it

Hmm, my debian wheezy ahs that file, but it's a compatibility symlink.

However, autodetection is always just a guess - the Makefile.PL asks you
whether to enable epoll, so you can just answer "y" there.

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