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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at mbay dot net>
Subject: Digital Unix 4.0 test failure
Date: Sep 9 1998 5:42PM
Marco Hernandez writes:
> Has anyone successfully build sybperl on a Digital Unix 4 system. We
> recently upgraded our server from 3.2G to 4.0D and I can't get sybperl to
> The system is:
> A DEC Alphaserver 8400 DEC OSF1 V4.0D
> Sybase Open Client
> Sybase CTISQL Utility/11.1.1/P/DEC AXP/OSF/1 4.0/1/OPT/Fri Aug 8 16:33:07
> This is perl, version 5.004_04 built for alpha-dec_osf
> I get one really minor compile error:
> cc: Warning: DBlib.xs, line 4255: In this statement, the referenced type
> of the
> pointer value "buf" is "char", which is not compatible with "unsigned
> RETVAL = dbmoretext(dbproc, size, buf);
These can be safely ignored.
> And on make test:
> t/bcp...............Can't call method "sql" without a package or object
> reference at t/bcp.t line 49.
This means that the DBlib module does not load.
This is probably the result of some weird configuration problem, or a
missing library. OpenClient on DEC Unix seems to be very finicky about
According to sybooks
DEC Unix needs
-L$SYBASE/lib -lsybdb -ldnet -lm
in the library string to build a DBlibrary app.
You should check the DBlib/Makefile and optionally edit the
EXTRALIBS/LDLOADLIBS macros to correspond to the line above and see if
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