cpan Module::Build install problem - Argument list too long

Philippe Lang philippe.lang at attiksystem.ch
Thu Jun 22 10:45:57 UTC 2006


fedora-perl-devel-list-bounces at redhat.com wrote:

> Philippe Lang wrote:
>> Hi,
>> 
>> I'm facing a bug when trying to install a perl module from CPAN,
>> which requires the installation of Module::Build first.
>> 
>> This bug is apparently not new:
>> http://rt.cpan.org/Public/Bug/Display.html?id=19406. And until now, I
>> was not able to find a workaround. Setting the environment variables
>> LANG or LC_ALL to C (tips I could find on internet) did not correct
>> anything. 
>> 
>> 
>> The problem is the following: if you type
>> 
>>> cpan Module::Build
>> 
>> ... After a while, you get:
>> 
>> Running make test
>> /usr/bin/perl Build --makefile_env_macros 1 test t/basic...........ok
>> 
>> t/compat..........ok 2/60Couldn't run Build.PL: Argument list too
>> long at 
>> 
> /root/.cpan/build/Module-Build-0.2801/blib/lib/Module/Build/Compat.pm
>> line 200.
>> #     Failed test (t/compat.t at line 180)
>> t/compat..........NOK 3#     Failed test (t/compat.t at line 181)
>> 
>> t/compat..........NOK 4make[1]: *** No targets specified and no
>> makefile found.  Stop. #     Failed test (t/compat.t at line 56)
>> t/compat..........NOK 5make[1]: *** No rule to make target `test'.
>> Stop. #     Failed test (t/compat.t at line 63)
>> t/compat..........NOK 6#     Failed test (t/compat.t at line 64)
>> 
>> t/compat..........NOK 7#                   'MAKE TEST
>> 
>> # MAKE[1]: ENTERING DIRECTORY
>> `/ROOT/.CPAN/BUILD/MODULE-BUILD-0.2801/T/_TMP/SIMPLE' # MAKE[1]:
>> LEAVING DIRECTORY
>> `/ROOT/.CPAN/BUILD/MODULE-BUILD-0.2801/T/_TMP/SIMPLE' # ' #    
>> doesn't match '(?-xism:DONE\.|SUCCESS)' 
>> make[1]: *** No rule to make target `realclean'.  Stop.
>> #     Failed test (t/compat.t at line 66)
>> t/compat..........NOK 8make: *** [test] Interrupt
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> ... And at the end, the module cannot be installed:
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> Failed Test Stat Wstat Total Fail  List of Failed
>> 
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>> --
>> -------
>> t/compat.t    30  7680    60   30  3-10 13-20 38 41 43 45-46 48-55 59
>> 3 tests and 31 subtests skipped.
>> Failed 1/21 test scripts. 30/670 subtests failed.
>> Files=21, Tests=670, 47 wallclock secs (30.05 cusr + 16.79 csys =
>> 46.84
>> CPU) Failed 1/21 test programs. 30/670 subtests failed.
>> make: *** [test] Error 255
>>   /usr/bin/make test -- NOT OK
>> Running make install
>>   make test had returned bad status, won't install without force
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> This problem is specific to Redhat. I did the same job under FreeBSD
>> 6.1 just before, without any problem.
>> 
>> 
>> Does anyone have an idea how I can install this Module? Is there
>> maybe an RPM package in order to install Module::Build?
> 
> This problem affects RHL9, FC1-FC3, and RHEL3-4.
> 
> It may also affect older RHL and RHEL releases; I haven't tried them.
> 
> It can be worked around for RHL9, FC1, FC2, RHEL3 by setting
> LANG=C before running the test suite.
> 
> For FC3 and RHEL4 you'll need to use an older version of
> Module::Build, such 0.2612. I have packages here:
> 
> http://www.city-fan.org/ftp/contrib/perl-modules/
> 
> Paul.

Thanks a lot Paul, it works just great.

Regards,

---------------
Philippe Lang
Attik System






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