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Re: [vox-tech] Need help with bad Perl
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Re: [vox-tech] Need help with bad Perl


i honestly didn't know whether perl was easy to install or not.  but i
had a suspicion it would be a piece of cake, simply because installing
perl *modules* is a piece of cake.

it's obvious (to me) from installing perl modules that alot of care and
effort has gone into making module installation as straight forward as
possible.  it just stood to reason that they'd do the same thing with
the language.

are you still in davis?  haven't seen you in awhile.


begin ALLO (Alfredo Lopez) <ald@novozymesbiotech.com> 
> Hi Pete,
> I read the Install for Perl and it had so many "options" that it left me
> totally overwhelmed. That is why I thought it was not trivial at least
> compared to installing an OS.  These days installing Linux (at least
> Caldera) is a piece of cake. I just re-read the Perl Install file and I
> guess I did not understand the instructions correctly and as in many other
> occasions you are right.  I'll give it a try otherwise I'll get a copy of
> Debian He He!
> Thanks a lot Pete!
> Alfredo
> BTW #1 The 7.2 is for another machine that eventually will run the Database.
> Right now I am just running tests on a discarded PC before I am allowed to
> touch the "real" one.
> BTW #2 my boss got a kick out of you answer ;-)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Jay Salzman [mailto:p@dirac.org] 
> Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 12:57 PM
> To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
> Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Need help with bad Perl
> begin ALLO (Alfredo Lopez) <ald@novozymesbiotech.com> 
> > 
> > I found out that according to one of the Bioinformatics wizards at 
> > Cold Spring Harbor the problem is Perl:
> > 
> > "This problem has been reported under some versions of SuSE and RedHat 
> > Linux (it appears to be related to a particular RPM distribution of 
> > Perl).  Perl was built incorrectly, causing some but not all loadable 
> > modules to fail. The only solution I know of is to rebuild Perl 
> > correctly from scratch and reinstall all previously-installed 
> > modules."
> their explanation doesn't say much, but it DOES say that the problem ain't
> perl.  the problem is with suse and redhat's package of perl.
> > Has anybody experienced this?  Is there a way to get around this other 
> > than building Perl.  I don't know but for an inexperienced user like 
> > me, rebuilding Perl is not a trivial exercise.
> and how do you know this...experience?
> how do you know that building perl isn't as easy as:
> tar jxvf perl.tar.bz2
> cd perl
> ./configure
> make
> make install
> > BTY I am using the latest
> > version of Caldera (Workstation 3.1) and I am getting next Friday a 
> > copy of RedHat 7.2. But I am almost sure 7.2 will have the same 
> > problem.
> something is terribly wrong here.  you're not willing to install perl from
> source code, but you ARE willing to install a new operating system.
> do you see the irony here?  :-)
> pete
> ps- if you still think installing an operating system is easier than
> installing perl from source, i think your best recourse is to install
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