jimw54321 has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hi. I need some advice. Have been explaining for several days to some coworkers that some Perl modules, like DBI and DBD::Oracle, have underlying shared objects. My understanding is that these files cannot be simply copied from Solaris 9 to Solaris 10. Am I missing something? There is the misconception that even though the script does not change "use DBI;" that there is no platform dependent code underneath. Even showing them the ".so" files is not working. Also, I have showed DBI as an example where there is Perl.c.
Help! Maybe I am not explaining right. Maybe I am not remembering my C compilation. Maybe... I do not know.