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Could not find ParserDetails.ini

by mifflin (Curate)
on Jul 08, 2004 at 20:40 UTC ( [id://372945]=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

I just installed ActivePerl 5.8.4 build 810 and noticed that my XML::SAX apps no longer work. I also get the same error message when I use PPM. Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong?
ppm> install xml-writer
could not find ParserDetails.ini in C:/Perl/site/lib/XML/SAX
Install 'xml-writer' version 0.510 in ActivePerl
Downloaded 11818 bytes.
Extracting 5/5: blib/arch/auto/XML/Writer/.exists
could not find ParserDetails.ini in C:/Perl/site/lib/XML/SAX
Installing C:\Perl\html\site\lib\XML\Writer.html
Installing C:\Perl\site\lib\XML\
Successfully installed xml-writer version 0.510 in ActivePerl
Something just caught my eye on the install 'xml-writer' line
It says it is installing it in ActivePerl which is not on my machine (it was , I uninstalled it before installing I know 5.8.4 is on my machine though...
C:\Documents and Settings\erickn>perl -v This is perl, v5.8.4 built for MSWin32-x86-multi-thread (with 3 registered patches, see perl -V for more detail) Copyright 1987-2004, Larry Wall Binary build 810 provided by ActiveState Corp. http://www.ActiveState. +com ActiveState is a division of Sophos. Built Jun 1 2004 11:52:21 Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License + or the GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source ki +t. Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found +on this system using `man perl' or `perldoc perl'. If you have access to + the Internet, point your browser at, the Perl Home Pa +ge.
Another Upate:
I just looked at our Unix 5.8 install and it does have a ParserDetails.ini file
It's contents are...
[XML::SAX::PurePerl] = 1 [XML::SAX::Expat] = 1 = 1 = 1
What normally creates this file?

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Re: Could not find ParserDetails.ini
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Jul 08, 2004 at 23:40 UTC
    • parserdetails.ini
      • could not find ParserDetails.ini
          "could not find ParserDetails.ini"

          A number of people have reported encountering the error "could not find ParserDetails.ini in ..." when installing or attempting to use XML::SAX. ParserDetails.ini is used by XML::SAX::ParserFactory to determine which SAX parser modules are installed. It should be created by the XML::SAX installation script and should be updated automatically by the install script for each SAX parser module.

          • If you are installing XML::SAX manually you must run Makefile.PL. Unpacking the tarball and copying the files into your Perl lib directory will not work.

          • During the initial installation, if you are asked whether ParserDetails.ini should be updated, always say yes. If you say no, the file will not be created.

          • If you are using ActivePerl, the following command should resolve the problem:

            ppm install

          Once you have successfully installed XML::SAX, you should consider installing a module such as XML::SAX::Expat or XML::LibXML to replace the slower pure-Perl parser bundled with SAX.

          If you are packaging XML::SAX in an alternative distribution format (such as RPM), your post-install script should check if ParserDetails.ini exists and if it doesn't, run this command:

          perl -MXML::SAX -e "XML::SAX->add_parser(q(XML::SAX::PurePerl))->save_parsers()"

          Don't unconditionally run this command, or users who re-install XML::SAX may find that any fast SAX parser they have installed will be replaced as the default by the pure-Perl parser.

    MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
    I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).
    ** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.

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