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pl2bat hangs when installing modules with CPAN.pm

by Amoe (Friar)
on Mar 31, 2002 at 16:24 UTC ( #155615=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Amoe has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hey monks. A bit of trouble with those supposed-to-be-easy-to-install things, modules. You'd think I'd be able to tackle them by now, wouldn't you? :)

I want to install the latest version of LWP. I'm on Win98, using ActiveState Perl. The latest version doesn't have a PPM package yet, so I'm using CPAN.pm instead. Trouble is, install LWP downloads everything fine, but nmake just stops and never returns at the nmake install phase. It seems to accessing pl2bat.bat that's causing the hang. Does anyone have any idea how I could fix this? It also affects my updating of CPAN.pm, as install Bundle::CPAN does the same thing (hanging on the exact same line) when it tries to install Archive::Tar.

$ perl -v This is perl, v5.6.1 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread (with 1 registered patch, see perl -V for more detail) Copyright 1987-2001, Larry Wall Binary build 631 provided by ActiveState Tool Corp. http://www.ActiveS +tate.com Built 17:16:22 Jan 2 2002
Output from CPAN.pm and nmake follows.
$ perl -MCPAN -e "$obj=CPAN::Shell->expand('Module','LWP');$obj->insta +ll" CPAN: Storable loaded ok Going to read \david\stuff\perl\.cpan\Metadata Database was generated on Sun, 31 Mar 2002 06:39:26 GMT Running install for module LWP Running make for G/GA/GAAS/libwww-perl-5.64.tar.gz CPAN: MD5 loaded ok CPAN: Compress::Zlib loaded ok Checksum for \.cpan\sources\authors\id\G\GA\GAAS\libwww-perl-5.64.tar. +gz ok Scanning cache \david\stuff\perl\.cpan\build\. for sizes CPAN: Archive::Tar loaded ok libwww-perl-5.64/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Cookies.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Status.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Request/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Request/Common.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Headers/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Headers/Auth.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Headers/ETag.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Headers/Util.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Request.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Response.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Date.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Daemon.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Message.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Negotiate.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTTP/Headers.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/nntp.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/ftp.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/mailto.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/GHTTP.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/nogo.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/file.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/data.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/https10.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/http10.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/https.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/gopher.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol/http.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/RobotUA.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/MemberMixin.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/media.types libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Debug.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/UserAgent.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/MediaTypes.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Protocol.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/ConnCache.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Authen/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Authen/Digest.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Authen/Basic.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP/Simple.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/WWW/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/WWW/RobotRules/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/WWW/RobotRules/AnyDBM_File.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/WWW/RobotRules.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/File/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/File/Listing.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/Net/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/Net/HTTP/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/Net/HTTP/Methods.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/Net/HTTP/NB.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/Net/HTTP.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/Net/HTTPS.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/Bundle/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/Bundle/LWP.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/LWP.pm libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTML/ libwww-perl-5.64/lib/HTML/Form.pm libwww-perl-5.64/t/ libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/ libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/headers-util.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/status.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/cookies.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/headers-etag.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/http.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/date.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/listing.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/response.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/headers-auth.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/common-req.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/message.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/mediatypes.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/ua.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/headers.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/base/negotiate.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/local/ libwww-perl-5.64/t/local/get.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/local/autoload.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/local/http.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/local/protosub.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/live/ libwww-perl-5.64/t/live/jigsaw-te.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/live/validator.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/live/jigsaw-neg.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/live/jigsaw-auth-d.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/live/jigsaw-md5.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/live/jigsaw-chunk.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/live/jigsaw-auth-b.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/live/activestate.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/ libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/http-get.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/cgi-bin/ libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/cgi-bin/nph-slowdata libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/cgi-bin/moved libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/cgi-bin/test libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/cgi-bin/slowread libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/cgi-bin/timeout libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/proxy.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/http-post.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/moved.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/http-timeout.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/config.pl.dist libwww-perl-5.64/t/net/mirror.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/robot/ libwww-perl-5.64/t/robot/rules.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/robot/ua.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/robot/rules-dbm.t libwww-perl-5.64/t/README libwww-perl-5.64/t/TEST libwww-perl-5.64/t/html/ libwww-perl-5.64/t/html/form.t libwww-perl-5.64/bin/ libwww-perl-5.64/bin/lwp-rget libwww-perl-5.64/bin/lwp-mirror libwww-perl-5.64/bin/lwp-download libwww-perl-5.64/bin/lwp-request libwww-perl-5.64/Makefile.PL libwww-perl-5.64/TODO libwww-perl-5.64/MANIFEST libwww-perl-5.64/README.SSL libwww-perl-5.64/Changes libwww-perl-5.64/README libwww-perl-5.64/lwpcook.pod Removing previously used \david\stuff\perl\.cpan\build\libwww-perl-5.6 +4\. CPAN.pm: Going to build G/GA/GAAS/libwww-perl-5.64.tar.gz This package comes with some sample programs that I can try to install in C:\David\stuff\Perl\site\bin. Note that you can avoid these questions by passing the '-n' option to 'Makefile.PL'. Do you want to install lwp-request? [y] y Do you want to install lwp-mirror? [y] y Do you want to install lwp-rget? [y] y Do you want to install lwp-download? [y] y The lwp-request program will use the name it is invoked with to determine what HTTP method to use. I can set up alias for the most common HTTP methods. These alias are also installed in C:\David\stuff\Perl\site\bin. Do you want to install the GET alias? [y] y Do you want to install the HEAD alias? [y] y Do you want to install the POST alias? [y] y Checking for URI........... ok Checking for HTML::Parser.. ok Checking for MIME::Base64.. ok Checking for Net::FTP...... ok Checking for Digest::MD5 .. ok Checking if your kit is complete... Looks good Writing Makefile for libwww-perl cp lib/LWP/Protocol.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol.pm cp lib/Bundle/LWP.pm blib\lib\Bundle\LWP.pm cp lib/HTTP/Cookies.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Cookies.pm cp lib/LWP/Protocol/nntp.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\nntp.pm cp lib/HTTP/Daemon.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Daemon.pm cp lib/LWP/Protocol/ftp.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\ftp.pm cp lib/HTTP/Status.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Status.pm cp lib/LWP/Protocol/mailto.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\mailto.pm cp lib/HTTP/Message.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Message.pm cp lib/WWW/RobotRules.pm blib\lib\WWW\RobotRules.pm cp lib/LWP/ConnCache.pm blib\lib\LWP\ConnCache.pm cp lib/LWP/RobotUA.pm blib\lib\LWP\RobotUA.pm cp lib/LWP.pm blib\lib\LWP.pm cp lib/LWP/Protocol/data.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\data.pm cp lib/LWP/Authen/Digest.pm blib\lib\LWP\Authen\Digest.pm cp lib/HTTP/Negotiate.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Negotiate.pm cp lib/LWP/MemberMixin.pm blib\lib\LWP\MemberMixin.pm cp lib/WWW/RobotRules/AnyDBM_File.pm blib\lib\WWW\RobotRules\AnyDBM_Fi +le.pm cp lib/HTML/Form.pm blib\lib\HTML\Form.pm cp lib/LWP/Protocol/GHTTP.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\GHTTP.pm cp lib/File/Listing.pm blib\lib\File\Listing.pm cp lib/HTTP/Headers.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Headers.pm cp lib/HTTP/Request/Common.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Request\Common.pm cp lib/HTTP/Headers/Util.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Headers\Util.pm cp lib/HTTP/Headers/Auth.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Headers\Auth.pm cp lib/LWP/Protocol/nogo.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\nogo.pm cp lib/LWP/media.types blib\lib\LWP\media.types cp lib/LWP/Simple.pm blib\lib\LWP\Simple.pm cp lib/HTTP/Request.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Request.pm cp lib/LWP/Protocol/https10.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\https10.pm cp lib/LWP/Protocol/http10.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\http10.pm cp lib/Net/HTTP/Methods.pm blib\lib\Net\HTTP\Methods.pm cp lib/HTTP/Response.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Response.pm cp lib/Net/HTTP.pm blib\lib\Net\HTTP.pm cp lib/Net/HTTP/NB.pm blib\lib\Net\HTTP\NB.pm cp lib/HTTP/Date.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Date.pm cp lib/LWP/Authen/Basic.pm blib\lib\LWP\Authen\Basic.pm cp lib/LWP/Debug.pm blib\lib\LWP\Debug.pm cp lib/Net/HTTPS.pm blib\lib\Net\HTTPS.pm cp lib/LWP/Protocol/https.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\https.pm cp lib/HTTP/Headers/ETag.pm blib\lib\HTTP\Headers\ETag.pm cp lib/LWP/UserAgent.pm blib\lib\LWP\UserAgent.pm cp lib/LWP/Protocol/file.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\file.pm cp lwpcook.pod blib\lib\lwpcook.pod cp lib/LWP/Protocol/gopher.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\gopher.pm cp lib/LWP/MediaTypes.pm blib\lib\LWP\MediaTypes.pm cp lib/LWP/Protocol/http.pm blib\lib\LWP\Protocol\http.pm C:\david\stuff\perl\bin\perl.exe -IC:\David\stuff\Perl\lib -IC:\Da +vid\stuff\Perl\lib -MExtUtils::Command -e cp bin/POST blib\script\POS +T C:\david\stuff\perl\bin\perl.exe -IC:\David\stuff\Perl\lib -IC:\Da +vid\stuff\Perl\lib -e "system qq[pl2bat.bat ].shift" blib\script\POS +T (Program freezes, I have to ctrl-c it.)

This is really puzzling me, and it especially sucks because it's preventing me updating CPAN - which, for all I know, may fix the bug, if it is one.


--
amoe

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Re: pl2bat hangs when installing modules with CPAN.pm
by IlyaM (Parson) on Mar 31, 2002 at 19:49 UTC
    I had same problem on WinME. Try to do following: find file ExtUtils/MM_Unix.pm (if you have installed ActiveState in default location it should be C:/Perl/lib/ExtUtils/MM_Unix.pm) and edit line 2223. Replace
    -e "system qq[pl2bat.bat ].shift"
    with
    -e "system qq[pl2bat ].shift"
    I have no idea why removing extenstion fixes this problem. I found this solution by accident. Probably it just a bug with system implementation in ActiveState Perl for Win32.

    --
    Ilya Martynov (http://martynov.org/)

      This works perfectly. I don't normally post messages thanking people, but you've just improved my day so much I feel obliged to :) Such a simple fix, but I would never have thought of it on my own. Again, thanks. ++IlyaM


      --
      amoe

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