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installing perl module

by arthurs (Novice)
on Apr 09, 2013 at 19:48 UTC ( #1027826=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
arthurs has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I would like to reinstall LWP perl module. To install perl modules I need to have ExtUtils-MakeMaker module, so I downloaded one from CPAN, untar it, ran 'perl Makefile.PL' successfully.

Now, from what I read I need to run 'make' command. However, I don't see 'make' in my dir or anywhere else. Did I do anything wrong?

From what I understand, after running 'perl Makefile.PL', I need to run 'make' to compile the code, then run 'make test' to test if all is OK, and then 'make install' to install the module. But I don't see 'make' anywhere. Please help. thanks.

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Re: installing perl module
by syphilis (Chancellor) on Apr 09, 2013 at 23:40 UTC
    From what I understand, after running 'perl Makefile.PL', I need to run 'make' to compile the code

    No ... after 'perl Makefile.PL' you need to run whatever perl -V:make reports.

    For me:
    C:\>perl -V:make make='dmake'; C:\>
    So, for me, it's dmake that needs to be run.

Re: installing perl module
by choroba (Bishop) on Apr 09, 2013 at 19:52 UTC
    make is usually /usr/bin/make on Linux (you might need to install it on MSWin and MacOSX). Makefile.PL just creates Makefile that is processed by make.
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Re: installing perl module
by CountZero (Bishop) on Apr 09, 2013 at 20:01 UTC
    What OS and what Perl are you running?


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Re: installing perl module
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 10, 2013 at 07:49 UTC

    If you system is in good shape cpanp -i LWP or cpan -i LWP gets you LWP

    Maybe you even already have LWP :)

      I am using RedHat Linux 6.0 with perl v5.10.1. I don’t have ‘make’ in /usr/bin or anywhere else. The version of Linux we use is a stripped down version where rpms/files that were deemed unnecessary have been removed (maybe that’s why ‘make’ is missing). I do have LWP installed, but when I try to use it I get ‘501 Protocol shceme ‘http’ is not supported’ error. From what I read on the web, this could mean that LWP may not be properly installed (given that my code is correct). That’s why I am trying to reinstall LWP module (I downloaded libwww-perl-6.05.tar.gz from cpan), but for that I need ExtUtils-MakeMaker module to be installed. Running ‘perl –V:make’ gives me make=’make’. So, where do I get ‘make’ if it’s missing?

      Thanks much

        OK, I found and installed make rpm. Now I do have /usr/bin/make. However, when I run make, I get "No rule to make target /usr/lib64/perl5/CORE/config.h needed by Makefile."

        Any idea how to proceed from here?

        I realize this may not be a perl question per say anymore. So if you think I should stop wasting your time, please let me know.

        Thank you.

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