installing a linux rpm, wants perl

jason henson jason at
Mon Jan 3 22:35:47 PST 2005

On 01/04/05 00:24:38, Karl Agee wrote:
> freebsd 4.11-pre with linux compatibility.
> I'm trying to install a linux rpm but I am getting the following  
> errer:
> -su-2.05b# rpm -i --ignoreos --root /compat/linux --dbpath /var/lib/ 
> rpm  package.i386.rpm
> error: failed dependencies:
>        /usr/bin/perl is needed by package
> -su-2.05b# whereis perl
> perl: /usr/bin/perl /usr/share/man/man1/perl.1.gz /usr/src/gnu/ 
> usr.bin/perl
> So I am guessing that compat/linux ought to have perl in /usr/bin.  I  
> tried making a soft link but that didnt work.
> I havent found a port for perl in linux, any ideas how to resolve  
> this?
> --Karl

Do you have the linux emulator installed?

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