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



Perl is usually trivial from source...Not like setting up X, which I intend
to attack again this weekend

Basically:

$ su -
# cd /usr/local/src
FTP the perl source here
# tar zxf new_source.tar.gz
# cd Perl_5.6.1 <or whatever the current version is>
# rm -f config.sh Policy.sh
# sh Configure -de
# make
# make test
# make install

I just accept the defaults unless I know something needs changing

Perl modules are even easier,

# cd /usr/local/src/new_source
# perl Makefile.pl
# make
# make test
# make install


----- Original Message -----
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@dirac.org>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 3:56 PM
Subject: Re: [vox-tech] Need help with bad Perl


> alfredo,
>
> 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.
>
> pete
>
>
> 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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