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Re: ERROR: is not a known parameter in perl Makefile.PL

by ikegami (Pope)
on Apr 27, 2009 at 03:35 UTC ( #760249=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to ERROR: is not a known parameter in perl Makefile.PL

Mail::SpamCannibal's Makefile.PL attempts to extend the behaviour of ExtUtils::MakeMaker by messing with its internals, but some of those internals have changed.

For example, the warnings are normal, but it attempts to silence them. However, the way in which it does that doesn't work since ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.44 (Feb 28, 2008).

I don't know if the other problems are related to this hackery. Your best bet would be to install an old version of ExtUtils::MakeMaker:

tar xvzf ExtUtils-MakeMaker-$OLDVER.tar.gz cd ExtUtils-MakeMaker-$OLDVER perl Makefile.PL PREFIX=/tmp/oldMM LIB=/tmp/oldMM/lib/perl5 make test install export PERL5LIB=/tmp/oldMM/lib/perl5${PERL5LIB:+:$PERL5LIB} ...proceed to install Mail-SpamCannibal...
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Re^2: ERROR: is not a known parameter in perl Makefile.PL
by fochi (Initiate) on Apr 29, 2009 at 03:52 UTC

    I tried to install ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.42 but it failed:
    /ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.42# make test
    PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/local/bin/perl "-Ilib" "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" "-e" "test_harness(0, 'blib/lib', 'blib/arch')" t/*.t
    t/00compile.t ........... ok
    t/backwards.t ........... ok
    t/basic.t ............... 25/83
    # Failed test in t/basic.t at line 136.
    # 'make1: Entering directory `/u01/downloads/ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.42/t/Big-Dummy'
    # make2: Entering directory `/u01/downloads/ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.42/t/Big-Dummy/Liar'
    # make2: Leaving directory `/u01/downloads/ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.42/t/Big-Dummy/Liar'
    # Manifying blib/man1/program.1
    # Manifying blib/man3/Big::Dummy.3
    # Installing ../dummy-install/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.9/Big/
    # Installing ../dummy-install/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.9/Big/
    # Installing ../dummy-install/man/man1/program.1
    # Installing ../dummy-install/man/man3/Big::Dummy.3
    # Installing ../dummy-install/bin/program
    # Appending installation info to ../dummy-install/lib/perl5/5.8.9/i686-linux/perllocal.pod
    # make1: Leaving directory `/u01/downloads/ExtUtils-MakeMaker-6.42/t/Big-Dummy'
    # '
    # doesn't match '(?m-xis:^Writing )'
    t/basic.t ............... 37/83
    # Failed test in t/basic.t at line 162.

    What should I do to correct the installation?

      Going away for a week, sorry.

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