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Eric Lorenz
November 17, 1999 15:24
[ID 19991117.005] question
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Dear Perlbug,

I downloaded a copy of the Perl package from  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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