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Re^2: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?

by JavaFan (Canon)
on Mar 26, 2009 at 16:26 UTC ( #753448=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?
in thread What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?

And Solaris is even worse, as it doesn't come with a C compiler.
SUN no longer ships gcc with Solaris 10? Are you sure? It may not be installed by default, but SUN used to ship a set of GNU software on their Solaris installation CDs, including gcc.


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Re^3: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?
by johngg (Abbot) on Mar 26, 2009 at 17:17 UTC

    You are correct in thinking that Sun does still ship gcc with Solaris 10 and it can be found on the "Software Companion" CD. The version is 2.95.3 which is hardly recent but you can find version 3.4.6 on http://www.sunfreeware.com/.

    Cheers,

    JohnGG

Re^3: What is the best way to install CPAN modules on Debian?
by mpeever (Friar) on Mar 26, 2009 at 19:58 UTC

    Doh! I forgot the GNU companion CD. I always use http://sunfreeware.com/ instead.

    Still, I've had issues getting the installed Perl to play nicely with gcc on Solaris. I just started building a parallel Perl system under /usr/local when I set up new systems. Is it just me? I've booked a lot more time on Solaris 8 & 9 than 10, so perhaps my information's outdated.

      For Solaris systems where I don't have access to the SUN compiler, I typically install Perl somewhere (/opt/perl for instance), and just link /usr/bin/perl to /opt/perl/bin/perl. I then compile using gcc.

      Actually, I've often done the same if I do have access to the SUN compiler.

      Solaris shouldn't break down if you replace /usr/bin/perl, and I've never experienced any problems by doing so.

      But this thread was about Debian, not Solaris.

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