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From: "Gravatt, John" <GravJo at ncs dot com>
Subject: RE: sybperl on Red Hat Linux 8.0
Date: Nov 5 2002 4:19PM

What I would recommend is get the latest source for perl from CPAN and build
it in a new filesystem such as /opt.  You will end up with two versions of
perl, but things are less likely to break the next time you upgrade redhat.
If you don't want to modify your existing perl code to look in /opt you can
always symlink to it from /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ragnar Wisl°ff []
Sent: Tuesday, November 05, 2002 9:59 AM
To: SybPerl Discussion List
Subject: Re: sybperl on Red Hat Linux 8.0

Sitat Michael Peppler :

> It should be possible.
> Note that I've been using the stock perl RPM on RedHat for the
> last
> couple of years (RH 7.1 and 7.3) and they work perfectly with
> sybperl -
> i.e. no conflict with libdb.a:
> perl -v
> This is perl, v5.6.1 built for i386-linux
> perl -V:libs
> libs='-lnsl -ldl -lm -lc -lcrypt -lutil';

Thanks for responding, Michael. You are indeed correct, on RHL 
7.3 this is the case. I get the same result. But this is 
unfortunately *not* the case for RHL 8.0, which shows this:

perl -V:libs
libs='-lnsl -lgdbm -ldb -ldl -lm -lpthread -lc -lcrypt -lutil';

So Red Hat has changed something, but I can't find out how to 
change it back.

The problem is that the machine on which Sybperl needs to run has 
been upgraded from RHL 6.2 to 8.0, and I cannot degrade it again. 
Perhaps the solution is to remove all the Perl rpms and install 
the ones for 7.3. I don't much fancy this option, though. Perl is 
so integrated into the distro that something's bound to break.

As I said, I've tried a lot of things and spent a few days 
getting this up and running, so I'm starting to get a bit 
desperate. The box needs to go back into production.

Any thoughts anyone?

Mvh Ragnar Wisl°ff
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