In order to get out from under my current 'FAIL' from the PAUSE testing system, I need to duplicate the problematic environment---Linux running Perl 5.8.1. I've got a spare laptop that I can convert, a relatively new Ubuntu CD so the remaining question is where would I go to find an install of 5.8.1? And for that matter, advice on how to install it would be a really, really good thing(TM)
UPDATE: An abundance of thanks to all of you. With what has been posted, I should be able to get set up. I am, just maybe, being a little compulsive about this, but it used to work, and I'd like to return to that state. Most of the report deals with a warning that suggests that I don't yet have a portable way of finding related files to the module (Chess::PGN::EPD) as yet. The single error is strange enough that I want to investigate it---result of an 'is' comes back transposed and therefore fails. Which raises my eyebrows if nothing else :)
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