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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??
DeadPoet has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

To All:

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?

Sincerely,

DeadPoet

Comment on ExtUtils Constant Fails During make test
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.

      DeadPoet

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