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



On Wed, Mar 20, 2002 at 12:57:14PM -0800, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> 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

$ ./Configure -de  (default everything)
> make
$ make test
$ su
> make install

Make sure you have GD installed, and then you ought to be able to
install GD, and the PERL module.


> 
> 
> > 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
> debian.
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