Perl installation problem
kstewart at owt.com
Sun Oct 24 23:01:50 PDT 2004
On Sunday 24 October 2004 10:37 pm, Rich Morin wrote:
> [I already sent this message to Perl-5-Porters, but I am copying it here,
> in case someone recognizes the problem or knows of a workaround. I'm about
> ready to try fudging the Ports makefile to ask for version 5.8.5, but I'm
> rather loathe to do that, lest it introduce invisible errors... -r]
> We built and installed Perl 5.8.5 under FreeBSD 4.7 on a generic Pentium
> platform, using Perl sources from cpan.org (not the FreeBSD ports
> collection, which is back at 5.8.2). The README.freebsd did not tell us to
> do anything special and did not indicate any known difficulties.
That is funny. When I look at my INDEX list, I see
You must have fogotten something because perl-5.8.5 installed on my system
> We ran
> % sh Configure -de
> % make
> % make test
> % make install
> "make test" showed no errors that we saw. Also, a simple "Hello World"
> script runs just fine. However, we're getting failures with complex Perl
> scripts that use modules with shared libraries, as:
> When trying to run cpan shell, we get:
> % cpan
>.so: Undefined symbol "perl_get_sv"
> Trying to use Movable Type weblog w/ MySQL database, we get:
> Undefined symbol "perl_get_sv"
> Same symbol; different library. Does this look familiar to anyone? The
> question is rather urgent, as the installation wiped out out ability to
> run Perl for many serious purposes...
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