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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: BCP Test Error - Sybperl on RedHat 5.1 w/ASE
Date: Oct 29 1998 6:32PM
Millar, Jay writes:
> Please don't shoot me if this has been rehashed many times,
We don't shoot people here. We *might* flame them, but we definitely
don't shoot :-)
(actually flaming is frowned upon too...)
> receive the following error during our sybperl make test of the BCP
> PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl -I.././blib/arch -I.././blib/lib
> -I/usr/lib/perl5/i686-linux/5.00404 -I/usr/lib/perl5 -e 'use
> Test::Harness qw(&runtests $verbose); $verbose=0; runtests @ARGV;' t/*.t
> t/bcp...............Can't call method "sql" without a package or object
> reference at t/bcp.t line 47.
As you know this is has been an ongoing problem.
I really must get a linux system for myself - right now I am answering
these queries based on information I've collected from others and
based on information from other systems...
The trouble with linux, also, is that everyone seems to have a
slightly different system...
Anyway - one person reported the same problem as you, and had to
remove -lgdbm and -lndbm from the perl linkline as well before it
would work for him.
Now whether this is related to the version of gdbm/ndbm installed on
the system, the version of the kernel, or the phase of the moon I
I can only suggest building a minimal perl, and trying that with
sybperl, and then adding things incrementally to the perl binary to
see when it starts breaking...
You can easily do this by specifying a different installation
directory for your test perl binary, and then using that perl binary
when you do a perl Makefile.PL in the sybperl directory.
Something like this should work, assuming /u/tmp is a valid directory
on your system:
(in the perl src directory:)
make; make test; make install
(in the sybperl src directory:)
Good luck - and let us know how it goes!
Michael Peppler -||- Data Migrations Inc.
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