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From: "Scott Zetlan" <scottzetlan at aol dot com>
Subject: RE: Problem with Sybperl installation
Date: Feb 21 2002 5:26PM

If you don't have make and other utilities (like a C compiler), you won't be
able to compile the Sybperl libraries.

However: Solaris 8 ships with its own C compiler (in /usr/ccs/bin?) and
linker, etc.; unless you have a stripped-down installation of Solaris, you
probably have access to those utilities.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
> []On Behalf Of Sabherwal, Balvinder
> (MBS)
> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 12:05 PM
> To: SybPerl Discussion List
> Subject: RE: Problem with Sybperl installation
> Importance: High
> The only reason to use active perl was to avoid the mess of going through
> downloading the tar and doing make and make install as I don't have those
> utilities on solaris. I thought it will be easy to do with ppm.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael Peppler []
> Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2002 11:22 AM
> To: SybPerl Discussion List
> Subject: Problem with Sybperl installation
> Sabherwal, Balvinder (MBS) writes:
>  > Guru's
>  >
>  > I am having a problem with the installation of the sybperl module on
> solaris
>  > 5.8. The error is as below.
>  >
>  > PPM> install Sybperl
>  > Install package 'Sybperl?' (y/N): y
>  > Installing package 'Sybperl'...
>  > Error installing package 'Sybperl': Read a PPD for 'Sybperl', but it is
> not
>  > intended for this build of Perl (sun4-solaris-thread-multi)
>  >
>  >
>  > Any idea's as how to fix this or any work around??
> Do you really have a need to use ActiveState's perl on Solaris?
> Personally I'd build perl and its modules from scratch...
> However, to answer your question - ActiveState unfortunately doesn't
> maintain a full database of precompiled binaries for all versions of
> perl that it maintains.
> This means that you will have to build sybperl manually - download the
> tar.gz file from CPAN, and then read the instructions in the README.
> You'll need the same compiler that ActiveState uses - you can check
> this via perl -V.
> Michael
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