I'm finally stepping beyond the Perl standard distribution into the promised land of CPAN. Or trying to, anyway - problems with make
stop me dead in my tracks.
Found perl -MCPAN -e shell; syntax at Aighearach's good post My Favorite Module:CPAN, and got through FirstTime questions with only minor confusion. But when I try to install any module or even to upgrade CPAN, the following errors result (after LWP loads and fetches):
Can't exec "/usr/bin/make":No such file or directory at -e line NNNN
/usr/bin/make -- NOT OK
Running make test
Oops, make had returned bad status.
Jump back to "Favorite Module CPAN" post, which suggests the following action: "If make test fails, you can probably go to $HOME/.cpan/build and make install"
. A few different variations on that all gen this error: *** No rule to make target `install'. Stop.
PM search for CPAN turns up these nodes and more, but no answers.
Can you tell I'm frazzled - even left the Monastery to search Deja.com and struck out. <grin>
System I'm working on is
* Perl 5.00404
* Debian 2.1
* not behind firewall or proxy.
* /usr/bin/make v3.77
I humbly request illumination and edification from Wiser Monks Than I (TM)
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