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p5pRT opened this issue Nov 17, 1999 · 3 comments
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p5pRT opened this issue Nov 17, 1999 · 3 comments

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Nov 17, 1999

Migrated from rt.perl.org#1794 (status was 'resolved')

Searchable as RT1794$

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Nov 17, 1999

From chopper@soc.uwm.edu

I downloaded a copy of the Perl package from www.sunfreeware.com. I installed
it via​: pkgadd -d perl-5.005... And it says the package installed completely.

Is this a pre-compiled version of perl, thereby meaning I am done, and I have
no more "make"ing or configuring?

I am wondering because I have installed perl on another system using the
stable version of perl. It comes via tar file, and required a configure and
make step (if memory serves me correctly). When I try to Configure on the
pkgadd version, it bombs out early because it cannot find scores of files.
When I try to find them, they are not on the system. If I do a find on the
tar'ed version, I can find any of the ones I search for.

I have tested the pkgadd Perl version, and the scripts I have seem to execute
normally, but I cannot test all options of Perl.

If you want/need more detail, just ask.

Just wondering,

Eric "chopper" Lorenz
Unix Sys Admin
Morris Material Handling

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Nov 17, 1999

From @jhi

Eric Lorenz writes​:

Dear Perlbug,

I downloaded a copy of the Perl package from www.sunfreeware.com. I installed
it via​: pkgadd -d perl-5.005... And it says the package installed completely.

In general, for questions about for the sunfreeware, you should
contact sunfreeware... perl5-porters@​perl.org has nothing to do with
the packaging (of Perl and other pieces of software) at the sunfreeare.com.

Is this a pre-compiled version of perl, thereby meaning I am done, and I have
no more "make"ing or configuring?

But to your particular question, I would guess "yes."

--
$jhi++; # http​://www.iki.fi/jhi/
  # There is this special biologist word we use for 'stable'.
  # It is 'dead'. -- Jack Cohen

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@p5pRT p5pRT commented Nov 18, 1999

From [Unknown Contact. See original ticket]

Eric Lorenz [chopper@​soc.uwm.edu] quoth​:
*>
*>Is this a pre-compiled version of perl, thereby meaning I am done, and I have
*>no more "make"ing or configuring?

Well, a sysadmin is never 'done' with anything technically. The
sunfreeware package is just the base install of Perl without any extra
modules. See http​://www.cpan.org/ for those.

*>pkgadd version, it bombs out early because it cannot find scores of files.
*>When I try to find them, they are not on the system. If I do a find on the
*>tar'ed version, I can find any of the ones I search for.

Solaris packages are pre-compiled and install themselves where they are
directed from a file contained in the package itself. On the sunfreeware
site they have a page on how they are created which you might find helpful.

Also, http​://www.freeware4sun.com/ is coming along and
http​://www.sunhelp.org/ and http​://www.stokely.com/ have lots of cool sun
resources. And, just in case you don't know about them,
http​://www.perl.com/ and http​://www.perl.org/ are great places for Perl
info.

*>I have tested the pkgadd Perl version, and the scripts I have seem to execute
*>normally, but I cannot test all options of Perl.

If you are experiencing problems with the sunfreeware package, double
check that you obtained the correct OS/Platform version, then contact the
maintainer at sunfreeware with your concerns as they are responsible for
the package. I will note, however, that I have used thier packages without
problems.

e.

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