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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at MBAY dot NET>
Subject: Sybperl and RH 5.2 problems aplenty...
Date: Mar 4 1999 3:34PM
Bill Dossett writes:
> I'm off skiing for 10 days tomorrow and none too soon
> as I'm reaching the depths of despair.
That's normal - no normal SA gets to go on vacation ;-)
> I used to use Slackware 3.2 release with Perl and Sybperl.
> It worked great, I built systems with it and they worked
> well. Then some bugger hacked my Slackware system, not
> very hard to do as it was full of holes, so I installed
> RedHat 5.2. That fixed the hacker however I now can't get
> perl/sybperl to work and all my wonderful systems can't
> be used.
OK - first, grab the Sybase ASE-126.96.36.199 distribution from
www.redhat.com (or from CD3 of your redhat distribution). This
includes the 188.8.131.52 version of the Sybase SQL Server, and updated
versions of the OpenClient libraries (inclusive of DB-Library).
If you don't want to use Sybase::DBlib, skip to the "building sybperl"
Grab the latest perl sources from www.perl.com. Unpack, and build
./Configure -ders -Dlibs="-lnsl -lgdbm -ldl -lm -lc -lposix -lcrypt"
The reason this is necessary is that perl by default links with -ldb
and -lndbm, and this causes a conflict with Sybase's DB-Library.
Start with a fresh copy of the 2.10 distribution.
Set DBLIBVS=0 *if* you've not installed a fresh copy of perl
Edit PWD and set it so that you can connect to your server.
You should now have a working sybperl. So make install and you should
be all done.
Michael Peppler -||- Data Migrations Inc.
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