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Trouble getting perlbrew working on Solaris machineby mje (Curate)
|on Sep 18, 2012 at 16:51 UTC||Need Help??|
mje has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I've spent quite a bit of time trying to get perlbrew working on Solaris and now I'm stuck. The basic position I'm in now is:
I have sourced ~/perl5/perlbrew/etc/bashrc and I am running bash shell.
I just ran perlbrew install perl-5.16.1 to install 5.16.1 and it completed ok.
The box is used for other things so I did not want to change anything outside this account. As perlbrew uses HTTPS I needed a openssl installed for wget or curl. wget was a pain as the C source contains variable declarations in functions after code and after I'd fixed a number of these I got fed up and tried curl. Once I had a working curl perlbrew seems to need gtar which is gnu tar so I built that too. There were other issues with 3 argument open in perlbrew as the system Perl was 5.005_03 and perlbrew does a self-upgrade at the start.