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Re: Which prerequisite packages should you have installed before building Perl on GNU/Linux?

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Oct 03, 2010 at 06:13 UTC ( #863149=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Which prerequisite packages should you have installed before building Perl on GNU/Linux?

That is, I don't want the Configure script to throw up its hands and tell me, "Sorry, couldn't find such-and-such on this system so I won't be compiling this Perl to use it. Tsk tsk tsk.".
Really? What's the harm in that? Running configure takes about a minute. Run it, and see whether it throws up its hand or not.


Comment on Re: Which prerequisite packages should you have installed before building Perl on GNU/Linux?
Re^2: Which prerequisite packages should you have installed before building Perl on GNU/Linux?
by Anonymous Monk on Oct 03, 2010 at 06:40 UTC

    Sorry, that was sloppy of me. I meant that I didn't want Configure to silently skip over including pieces that it didn't see present on my system.

    Will Configure indeed tell me about every item that would be beneficial for me to have installed for it to fully-configure the build? I've been through the Configure process many times, but have not noticed this (though some parts do fly by pretty quickly). I have seen it tell me about finding/not-finding various header files and C functions, but I'm generally not able to correlate that information with particular software packages.

    I notice that there is one stage in the Configure process where it asks:

    What extensions do you wish to load dynamically?
    [attributes B Compress/Raw/Bzip2 Compress/Raw/Zlib Cwd Data/Dumper Devel/DProf Devel/Peek Devel/PPPort Digest/MD5 Digest/SHA Encode Fcntl File/Glob Filter/Util/Call GDBM_File Hash/Util Hash/Util/FieldHash I18N/Langinfo IO IPC/SysV List/Util Math/BigInt/FastCalc MIME/Base64 mro NDBM_File ODBM_File Opcode PerlIO/encoding PerlIO/scalar PerlIO/via POSIX re SDBM_File Socket Storable Sys/Hostname Sys/Syslog Text/Soundex threads threads/shared Time/HiRes Time/Piece Unicode/Normalize XS/APItest XS/APItest/KeywordRPN XS/Typemap]

    but it doesn't indicate which of those can actually be built, or if there are some missing from the list because they cannot be built on this system at this time.

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