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

I've been Google-ing this one, but I'm not finding anything that seems to help. A similar problem has occured with the compliation of of programs, but I find no reference to this with regard to Perl modules. It appears to be a linker error in the testing of the PAR module. Here's the last bit of output:

: undefined reference to `Perl_sv_2pv_flags' collect2: ld returned 1 exit status make[1]: *** [par] Error 1 make[1]: Leaving directory `/$HOME/.cpan/build/PAR-0.87/myldr' make: *** [subdirs] Error 2 /usr/bin/make -- NOT OK Running make test Can't test without successful make Running make install make had returned bad status, install seems impossible

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

More info: This is being done on an up-to-date linux machine . I get the same result with both cpan -i PAR and CPAN>install PAR. This has usually been sufficient for other module installations, but I am happy to take other suggestions.