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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: Re: perl 5.8.0
Date: Aug 16 2002 7:07PM

On Fri, 2002-08-16 at 10:21, wrote:
> Hi --
> I am brand new to this list, as I am brand new to SybPerl, and like all 
> newbies, I have run into some problems getting it working. 
> I am running Redhat 7.3, Perl 5.8.0 and Sybase Open Client 11.1.1. Perl and 
> Sybase are working fine (I can run a "Hello World" script and run command 
> line queries using isql). However, SybPerl is being a little difficult. I am 
> getting errors on the make test (pasted below), and the "use Sybase::CTlib" 
> line in my script is erroring with a segmentation fault. 
> I have recompiled Perl using the normal Configuration and then recompiled 
> SybPerl only to receive those errors. I then deleted the and 
> and recompiled Perl with the Michael's recommended ./Configure, 
> which returned an error that we have a "BIG problem" in that /usr/bin/ld: 
> cannot find -lposix. So I then tried Michaels recommended ./Configure without 
> the -lposix flag, and perl installed, but the make test on sybperl still 
> gives the error below.

The most likely problem is an incorrect locale variable.

The default locale setting for RH 7.3 is "en_US.iso885915" (which you
can check by running "echo $LANG"). This locale isn't defined in

I've added the following line on my system:

	locale = en_US.iso885915, us_english, iso_1

in the [linux] section.