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Compiling Net::Telnet -- test fails

by tektsu (Acolyte)
on Feb 06, 2002 at 21:27 UTC ( #143706=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
tektsu has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I am installing Net::Telnet 3.02 on Perl 5.6.1 on a number of different platforms. It fails test 3 (select() returns 1 instead of 0) on Redhat Linux 7.1 and 7.2. It works fine on RedHat Linux 6.2, HP-UX 10.20 and 11.00, and Solaris 2.6, 2.7 and 8. The failed test works fine under perl 5.6.0 on RedHat 7.1 and 2.

I'm at a loss where to go from here. Any suggestions?

kiku wa ittoki no haji kikanu wa matsudai no haji

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Re: Compiling Net::Telnet -- test fails
by JayBonci (Curate) on Feb 06, 2002 at 23:07 UTC
    Okay, this could be a horrible suggestion, but stuff like this has worked for me in the past. First off, I'm assuming that you're installing Net::Telnet with
    perl -MCPAN -e shell
    and in the shell doing something like
    install Net::Telnet
    Now you could just force it with
    force install Net::Telnet
    Or if you have a previous library installed, you could try something a tad sketchy by using a backdated version of perl to get it to install. Use perl -v (it'll prolly give you perl 5.6.1), and search your system for perl5.6.0. Try that with the -MCPAN -e shell. That sometimes gets things to install, but you may need to add a use lib line in the beginning of your scripts to get it right.

    Hope this helps.
      Actually, I'm installing it from a shell script which builds perl and several modules. Getting it to install with the error is easy, I can just ignore the error. What I want to do is keep the error from happening, whether that means patching the code, or adding some configuration option.


      kiku wa ittoki no haji kikanu wa matsudai no haji

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