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Joel Rodrigues
January 10, 2002 20:58
perl 5.6.1, Expat, etc.
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Olá Everyone,

I've been using OS X (10.1 > 10.1.2) full time straight off from 
OS 8. While I initially had no intention of tinkering with Perl, 
instead choosing to use Java Servlets (a working kit for which 
incidentally took a couple of days to get up & running), the 
high cost of Servlet enabled hosting led me back to Perl.

Anyhoo, it's taken about a week so far, with 2 OS X 
reinstalls (!), but I've now got a reasonably fault free Perl 
setup. Still a couple of days before I have the time to get 
MySQL (I tried the one from, but I found something 
screwy with it, and got rid of it to move to the official one 
from & all that DBI stuff up. It's been an 

Along the way I took notes & found a lot of helpful info.

Re. LWP : See 
"Life with CPAN". Simply use this command :
"perl Makefile.PL INSTALLBIN=/usr/local/bin 

> HEAD may be a poor naming choice for a command that regularly 
> gets put onto a Unix system.

Perl 5.6.1 = dead easy to compile with only 2 preparatory steps :
1. Make that environment.plist file.
2. Fix hints/

There are some seriously/dangerously flawed instructions here :

And here's a bit of "not bad for a Unix idiot" :

I got expat-1.95.2 to build flawlessly on OS X 10.1.2 !

I've posted that info to the SourceForge Expat site :

Tchau !
- Joel

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