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From: "Gilmore-Baldwin, John" <jBaldwin at desmoine dot gannett dot com>
Subject: RE: Problem with Sybperl installation
Date: Feb 21 2002 5:50PM

We use perl and sybperl/DBD::Sybase extensively here on a variety of
platforms (hence the use of both sybperl and DBD::Sybase).

By far, the easiest platform to deal with for us has been Solaris. No
problems building perl or adding modules.

I think make, etc., might be in /usr/ccs/bin/ if you installed that
package, but we tend to use other versions. I've found the stuff on to be easy to install and reliable. It's built for
several different Solaris versions.

Hope that helps.

-----Original Message-----
From:	Sabherwal, Balvinder (MBS)
Sent:	Thu 2/21/2002 11:05 AM
To:	SybPerl Discussion List
Subject:	RE: Problem with Sybperl installation

The only reason to use active perl was to avoid the mess of going
downloading the tar and doing make and make install as I don't have
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
 > 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
 > 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.

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