in reply to Problems Installing Modules

Have you checked to see if there exists a file at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.1/i386-linux-thread-multi already? It really looks to me like the error is that it cannot create a directory where a file of the same name already exists.

While you're at it, have you looked at line 127 of /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.1/ExtUtils/Install.pm to see if it looks goofy in any way?

Finally, what happens if you try to do a forced install via CPAN? I'm with you in that I'd really like to know why the normal install fails before I try to force anything, but it is an option.

- - arden.

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Re: Re: Problems Installing Modules
by nihil2 (Initiate) on May 04, 2004 at 21:16 UTC
    You're totally right... I feel so stupid, because i was checking in:

    /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.1

    in which it does appear a folder called i386-multi.. etc., but not in:

    /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.1

    in which it appears a file called the same way, exactly as you said. I think you guys just found a bug in Perl in Mandrake 9.2.

    I just finished installing DBD::InterBase manually and works beautifully. THANKS A LOT!!!. =)

    Nihil