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Id: 1794
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: perl5

Owner: Nobody
Requestors: chopper [at] soc.uwm.edu
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Operating System: unix
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Severity: medium
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Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 17:27:10 -0600
From: Eric Lorenz <chopper [...] soc.uwm.edu>
To: perlbug [...] perl.com
Subject: question
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I downloaded a copy of the Perl package from www.sunfreeware.com. I installed it via: pkgadd -d perl-5.005... And it says the package installed completely. Is this a pre-compiled version of perl, thereby meaning I am done, and I have no more "make"ing or configuring? I am wondering because I have installed perl on another system using the stable version of perl. It comes via tar file, and required a configure and make step (if memory serves me correctly). When I try to Configure on the pkgadd version, it bombs out early because it cannot find scores of files. When I try to find them, they are not on the system. If I do a find on the tar'ed version, I can find any of the ones I search for. I have tested the pkgadd Perl version, and the scripts I have seem to execute normally, but I cannot test all options of Perl. If you want/need more detail, just ask. Just wondering, Eric "chopper" Lorenz Unix Sys Admin Morris Material Handling
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 01:28:49 +0200 (EET)
To: Eric Lorenz <chopper [...] soc.uwm.edu>
Cc: perl5-porters [...] perl.org
Subject: Re: [ID 19991117.005] question
From: Jarkko Hietaniemi <jhi [...] iki.fi>
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Eric Lorenz writes: Show quoted text
> > Dear Perlbug, > > I downloaded a copy of the Perl package from www.sunfreeware.com. I installed > it via: pkgadd -d perl-5.005... And it says the package installed completely.
In general, for questions about for the sunfreeware, you should contact sunfreeware... perl5-porters@perl.org has nothing to do with the packaging (of Perl and other pieces of software) at the sunfreeare.com. Show quoted text
> Is this a pre-compiled version of perl, thereby meaning I am done, and I have > no more "make"ing or configuring?
But to your particular question, I would guess "yes." -- $jhi++; # http://www.iki.fi/jhi/ # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'. # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 1999 09:57:31 -0600
From: Elaine -HFB- Ashton <elaine [...] chaos.wustl.edu>
To: Eric Lorenz <chopper [...] soc.uwm.edu>
Cc: perl5-porters [...] perl.org
Subject: Re: [ID 19991117.005] question
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Eric Lorenz [chopper@soc.uwm.edu] quoth: *> *>Is this a pre-compiled version of perl, thereby meaning I am done, and I have *>no more "make"ing or configuring? Well, a sysadmin is never 'done' with anything technically. The sunfreeware package is just the base install of Perl without any extra modules. See http://www.cpan.org/ for those. *>pkgadd version, it bombs out early because it cannot find scores of files. *>When I try to find them, they are not on the system. If I do a find on the *>tar'ed version, I can find any of the ones I search for. Solaris packages are pre-compiled and install themselves where they are directed from a file contained in the package itself. On the sunfreeware site they have a page on how they are created which you might find helpful. Also, http://www.freeware4sun.com/ is coming along and http://www.sunhelp.org/ and http://www.stokely.com/ have lots of cool sun resources. And, just in case you don't know about them, http://www.perl.com/ and http://www.perl.org/ are great places for Perl info. *>I have tested the pkgadd Perl version, and the scripts I have seem to execute *>normally, but I cannot test all options of Perl. If you are experiencing problems with the sunfreeware package, double check that you obtained the correct OS/Platform version, then contact the maintainer at sunfreeware with your concerns as they are responsible for the package. I will note, however, that I have used thier packages without problems. e.


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