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ExtUtils Constant Fails During make test

by DeadPoet (Scribe)
on Mar 04, 2005 at 18:15 UTC ( #436692=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
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I am compiling a 64-bit (LP64) version of Perl 5.8.6 for HPUX 11.11 PA-RISC system and consistantly have the ExtUtils Constant module fail its make test. The overall status of the make test finishes with about 99.64 - 99.84 %.

I have tried the compile using both a 64-bit version of gcc and HP's ANSI C compiler, resulting in the same output.

1). Has anyone seen this behavior before?
2). What is the significance of the ExtUtils Constant Module?
3). Can the install proceed having this error?


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Re: ExtUtils Constant Fails During make test
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Mar 04, 2005 at 18:23 UTC
    What tests are failing? What do you get when you run make test TEST_VERBOSE=1 TEST_FILES=t/[failing test].t? You need to give us more info.

    As for the install being successful ... it all depends on the error.

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      Streange as it may sound, I downloaded the ExtUtils:Constant 0.16 version, compiled, and tested without a hitch. But the version that ships with Perl 5.8.6 source code errors out. The make test TEST_VERBOSE=1 TEST_FILES=lib/ExtUtils/t/Constant.t does not work when building perl. It will just run all the tests. If there is another option that I can use to get more detail I would love to use it and determine what is going wrong during the main perl compile make test.


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