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



Dear Pete, Jay and Brian,

Thanks a lot for your help.  I got GD to work by limiting the support
options. Basically I build it with only JPEG support and that worked quite
well.  Now I just have to deal with the little problem of having two Perl
versions on my system. 

Learning athough painful can be Fun.
Alfredo

-----Original Message-----
From: Brian Lavender [mailto:brian@brie.com] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 20, 2002 7:30 PM
To: vox-tech@lists.lugod.org
Subject: 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 
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