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Re: perl irritations

>Date: Thu, 06 Sep 2007 14:06:57 -0400
>From: Matthew Saltzman <mjs CLEMSON EDU>  
>On Thu, 2007-09-06 at 07:43 -0500, mark wrote:
>> Herta Van den Eynde wrote:
>> > 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/
>> > 
>> > 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?
>> Better than that - I got perl-5.8.1-0.RC4.3.3.92mdk.i586.rpm and perl-base 
>> (etc).rpm, and neither has the header files.
>> Back to finding an actual release, instead of a half-a**ed one.
>Did you install perl-devel?
>In F7:
>$ locate perl.h
>$ rpm -qf /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi/CORE/perl.h
>My guess is that the -devel package split goes back as far as your

The problem is that this is my firewall/router. I do NOT WANT a gcc on it. Am I going to need to put it on, and take it off, every time I need an update from CPAN? And to remove all *-devel rpms?


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