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Tk/MQSeries Executables Needed

by tjdmlhw (Acolyte)
on Jan 11, 2006 at 19:34 UTC ( #522545=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

I recently finished coding an app that used both Tk and MQ Series mods that I had gotten from CPAN. The app was designed on Win2K knowing that it would need to be portable to AIX.

The problem arose when I tried to move it to the AIX platform. I do not have root access to the box, so I asked the system administrator to load the two mods. He informed me that they would not load source mods to the system and that I would have to find binary executables for Tk and MQ.

My searches indicate that there is no such thing as a Perl MQ Executable. So I have resigned myself to writing a Java tool to handle the MQ access.

I do find several references to Tk binaries, but they always turn up empty. Either the web page no longer exists or when I uncompress them, there is a tk.pm file instead of a tk.exe.

Does anyone know of a Tk executable that I could get?

As usual, all responses are appreciated.

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Re: Tk/MQSeries Executables Needed
by zentara (Archbishop) on Jan 11, 2006 at 21:22 UTC
    Do you have access to the c compiler on the AIX system? If you do, you can compile Tk from source and install it in your home directory for your own use.

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Re: Tk/MQSeries Executables Needed
by PodMaster (Abbot) on Jan 12, 2006 at 08:36 UTC
    If you system administrator won't install those modules (MQSeries, Tk) for you, you'll have to install them yourself.

    What he meant (i hope) by "binary executable" was the various libraries (unix equivalent of .dll, not .exe) that the perl modules link to (via compiler), so that you can compile the modules yourself, and install them (Tutorials=> A Guide to Installing Modules) in your home directory (like zentara suggested). Either that or a PPM packaged perl module (allows you to skip compiling), although I doubt that's common for AIX.

    Theres no reason to resort to Java just yet.

    Your admin should be able to help you accomplish this, although he doesn't sound too friendly.

    MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"
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