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Hi again

I'm having serious trouble installing Math::Gsl through CPAN. If this isn't too far afield for this board, I'd really appreciate your thoughts on where I went astray. Before I get into those error messages, I'd like to provide some details on how I installed gsl itself (I am rather ignorant about compiling programs and I may have messed up at this stage).

I installed gsl-1.4 in my user directory (while logged in as root) of a machine running Fedora Core 3 by blindly following the instructions in the install file and executing the following commands:

1 gzip -d < gsl-1.4.tar.gz | tar xf -
2 ./configure ### the readout here was essentially gibberish to me... it took quite some time
3 make
4 make check < log2<&1 ### I checked the log file, and all tests appeared to PASS
5 make install
As far as I know... this worked, but I don't know how to explicitly test this.

Upon entering CPAN and attempting an install of Math-Gsl-0.8, I encounter the following errors during the make test:

1 t/1....Can't load '/root/.cpan/build/Math-Gsl-0.08/blib/arch/auto/Math/Gsl/Gsl.so' for module Math::Gsl: l ibgsl.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory at /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.5/i386-linux-t hread-multi/DynaLoader.pm line 230. at t/1.t line 7 Compilation failed in require at t/1.t line 7.

2 t/2....Can't load '/root/.cpan/build/Math-Gsl-0.08/blib/arch/auto/Math/Gsl/Polynomial/Polynomial.so' for m odule Math::Gsl::Polynomial: libgsl.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory at /us r/lib/perl5/5.8.5/i386-linux-thread-multi/DynaLoader.pm line 230. at t/2.t line 3 Compilation failed in require at t/2.t line 3.

3 Failed Test Stat Wstat Total Fail Failed List of Failed
---------------------------------------------------------------------
t/1.t 255 65280 10 20 200.00% 1-10
t/2.t 255 65280 21 42 200.00% 1-21
Failed 2/2 test scripts, 0.00% okay. 31/31 subtests failed, 0.00% okay.
make: *** test_dynamic Error 255
/usr/bin/make test -- NOT OK


I'm guessing that the installation is unable to access Gsl, but I have no idea how to remedy the problem. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Thanks!

In reply to Math::Gsl by Commander Salamander
in thread Fastest way to calculate hypergeometric distribution probabilities (i.e. BIG factorials)? by Commander Salamander

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