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Re: perl irritations



On 06/09/2007, mark <m roth2006 rcn com> wrote:
> Well, this is irritating.
>
> I've got, as I've mentioned, an RH 9 box as a firewall router. I just tried to
> install CPAN, and it croaks. perl 5.8.1 is installed, as is perl-core. But the
> install fails, complaining it can't find header files in
> /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.1/i386-linux-thread-multi/CORE/
>
> So, why aren't they there, and what do I need to install to get them there? I
> don't really think I should be doing things like
>   cp /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i386-linux-thread-multi/CORE/perl.h \
>      /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.1/i386-linux-thread-multi/CORE/
>
>         mark

perl.h is part of the perl package.  You can easily check with 'rpm
-qil perl |grep perl.h'.
So it sounds like your install failed.  What does 'rpm -V perl' return?

Kind regards,

Herta



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