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From:
Bob Forkner
Date:
December 12, 2000 05:42
Subject:
FW: Makefile.PL core dump
Message ID:
NDBBKGEAALIGINANKFKCEEJPCOAA.bob@alliancecommerce.net
Yesterday I upgraded Perl to 5.00503 on a test machine and I still got the dump. Am looking at upgrading on the
production system as soon as we can find a time slot. Here is the Perl info on the current production system.

> Use an unthreaded Perl.

The current Perl (and the upgrade) are installed from a Solaris Package distribution. Don't know if it's threaded or
not.  I'm assuming not, since I have seen several warnings about it.

Thanks,
Bob

# perl -V
Summary of my perl5 (5.0 patchlevel 5 subversion 2) configuration:
  Platform:
    osname=solaris, osvers=2.7, archname=sun4-solaris
    uname='sunos 5.7 s998_18 sun4u sparc sunw,ultra-1 '
    hint=previous, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    usethreads=undef useperlio=undef d_sfio=undef
  Compiler:
    cc='gcc', optimize='-O', gccversion=2.8.1
    cppflags='-I/usr/local/include'
    ccflags ='-I/usr/local/include'
    stdchar='char', d_stdstdio=define, usevfork=false
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8
    d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=16
    alignbytes=8, usemymalloc=y, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='gcc', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib /usr/ccs/lib
    libs=-lsocket -lnsl -lgdbm -ldl -lm -lc -lcrypt
    libc=/lib/libc.so, so=so, useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags=' '
    cccdlflags='-fPIC', lddlflags='-G -L/usr/local/lib'


Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):
  Built under solaris
  Compiled at Oct 24 1998 01:11:27
  @INC:
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.00502/sun4-solaris
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.00502
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/sun4-solaris
    /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005


-----Original Message-----
From: Reinier Post [mailto:rp@win.tue.nl]
Sent: Monday, December 11, 2000 19:49
To: Bob Forkner
Subject: Re: Makefile.PL core dump


On Mon, Dec 11, 2000 at 02:17:22PM -0500, Bob Forkner wrote:
> Hope you will all be kind to a newbe here but I am really stumped.
>
> I "think" I have gone through all of the "libwww-perl-5.48" prereqs/
>
> I'm using perl5.00502  I run the following with the following results:
>
> # perl Makefile.PL
> Checking for URI........... ok
> Checking for HTML::Parser.. ok
> Checking for MIME::Base64.. ok
> Checking for Net::FTP...... ok
> Checking for Digest::MD5 .. ok
> Checking if your kit is complete...
> Looks good
> Writing Makefile for libwww-perl
> Segmentation Fault - core dumped

Spectacular!

> I have been driving myself crazy for the past few days.  Any suggestions on
> this one?

Upgrade Perl (but not to 5.6.0).
Use an unthreaded Perl.

Dump your output from

  perl -V

to the list.

--
Reinier


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