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From:
Dennis G. Wicks
Date:
June 20, 2009 11:31
Subject:
CPAN won't install YAML and others
Message ID:
4A3D2ADC.8030703@gmail.com
Greetings;

YAML is not installed on my Lenny system and when I try to 
install it (with perl -MCPAN -e shell) I get the following 
errors after the source has been unpacked. Any ideas?

Thanks for any help!
Dennis

BTW :
> cardinal:~# ls -l /root/.cpan/build/YAML-0.68-DEj5Ee/META.yml
> -rw-r--r-- 1 501 501 381 2008-12-04 03:06 /root/.cpan/build/YAML-0.68-DEj5Ee/META.yml

and

> cardinal:~# ls -l /root/.cpan/sources/authors/id/I/IN/INGY/YAML-0.68.tar.gz
> -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 92676 2009-06-20 13:09 /root/.cpan/sources/authors/id/I/IN/INGY/YAML-0.68.tar.gz

Last part of CPAN output follows::

> Warning (usually harmless): 'YAML' not installed, will not store persistent state
> 
>   CPAN.pm: Going to build I/IN/INGY/YAML-0.68.tar.gz
> 
> Checking if your kit is complete...
> Looks good
> Writing Makefile for YAML
> Could not read '/root/.cpan/build/YAML-0.68-DEj5Ee/META.yml'. Falling back to other methods to determine prerequisites
> Can't exec "make": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl/5.10/CPAN.pm line 7698.
>   INGY/YAML-0.68.tar.gz
>   make -- NOT OK
> Warning (usually harmless): 'YAML' not installed, will not store persistent state
> Running make test
>   Can't test without successful make
> Running make install
>   Make had returned bad status, install seems impossible
> Failed during this command:
>  INGY/YAML-0.68.tar.gz                        : make NO

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