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Perl Novice #2208

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p5pRT opened this issue Jul 14, 2000 · 3 comments
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Perl Novice #2208

p5pRT opened this issue Jul 14, 2000 · 3 comments

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Jul 14, 2000

Migrated from rt.perl.org#3507 (status was 'resolved')

Searchable as RT3507$

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Jul 14, 2000

From alice@nclgraphics.com

SunOS ncl-sun 5.6 Generic_105181-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-2

I printed out the install directions.

I try to start and this is a screen capture of what happens.

# rm -f config.sh Policy.sh
# sh Configure

Beginning of configuration questions for perl5.

Checking echo to see how to suppress newlines...
...using \c
The star should be here-->*

First let's make sure your kit is complete. Checking...
Policy_sh.SH​: No such file or directory
config_h.SH​: No such file or directory

THIS PACKAGE SEEMS TO BE INCOMPLETE.

You have the option of continuing the configuration process, despite the

distinct possibility that your kit is damaged, by typing 'y'es. If you
do, don't blame me if something goes wrong. I advise you to type 'n'o
and contact the author (perlbug@​perl.com).

Continue? [n] ^C

  Can you please let me know what I am doing wrong...

  Thank You

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Jul 15, 2000

From [Unknown Contact. See original ticket]

At 11​:15 -0500 2000-07-14, ALICE CHIAPPETTA wrote​:

I am trying to install Perl on my Solaris machine​:

This is the type of machine​:

SunOS ncl-sun 5.6 Generic_105181-11 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-2
...

config_h.SH​: No such file or directory

THIS PACKAGE SEEMS TO BE INCOMPLETE.

Here's what the INSTALL file will have to say in the next maintenance
release of Perl​:

=item THIS PACKAGE SEEMS TO BE INCOMPLETE

The F<Configure> program has not been able to find all the files which
make up the complete Perl distribution. You may have a damaged source
archive file (in which case you may also have seen messages such as
C<gzip​: stdin​: unexpected end of file> and C<tar​: Unexpected EOF on
archive file>), or you may have obtained a structurally-sound but
incomplete archive. In either case, try downloading again from the
official site named at the start of this document. If you do find
that any site is carrying a corrupted or incomplete source code
archive, please report it to the site's maintainer.

This message can also be a symptom of using (say) a GNU tar compiled
for SunOS4 on Solaris. When you run SunOS4 binaries on Solaris the
run-time system magically alters pathnames matching m#lib/locale# - so
when tar tries to create lib/locale.pm a differently-named file gets
created instead.

You may find the file under its assumed name and be able to rename it
back. Or use Sun's tar to do the extract.

So give that advice a try. The URL of the official download site is
<http​://www.cpan.org/src/>.

@p5pRT p5pRT closed this May 5, 2003
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@p5pRT p5pRT commented May 5, 2003

@iabyn - Status changed from 'stalled' to 'resolved'

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