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[ID 20000323.051] Perl 5.6 and DBI install failure

Karyn Ulriksen
March 23, 2000 14:20
[ID 20000323.051] Perl 5.6 and DBI install failure
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I was setting up a Linux Redhat 6.1 server earlier today and part of it was
prepping perl for use with DBI.  Did the ole 'perl -MCPAN -e shell' and
installed the recommended like I usually do and didn't notice that some of
the ones that I usually update were attached to the latest greatest 5.6
distribution and found myself running through the perl install.  I figured
it could do much harm (or at least could be any worse than 5.004...).
Anyways, things started out pretty smoothly untill I went to set up the DBI
module.  Then these nasty errors popped up (they appear to be standard
modules and I was told I had they were "already updated").  See as follows:

t/proxy.............Constant subroutine __need___va_list undefined at
/usr/lib/perl5/5.00503/i386-linux/ line 9.
t/shell.............Can't exec "resize": No such file or directory at
/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/i386-linux/Term/ line 305.
Unable to get Terminal Size. The TIOCGWINSZ ioctl didn't work. The COLUMNS
and LINES environment variables didn't work. The resize program didn't work.
at /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/i386-linux/Term/ line 323.
        Test returned status 1 (wstat 256, 0x100)
Undefined subroutine &Test::Harness::WCOREDUMP called at
/usr/lib/perl5/5.00503/Test/ line 288.
make: *** [test_dynamic] Error 1
  /usr/bin/make test -- NOT OK
Running make install
  make test had returned bad status, won't install without force


This module has been a breeze to install in the past.    If I'm not
submitting this to the right place, I'd appreciate be pointed in the right
direction.  BTW, I got this same error running install within the CPAN shell
and a standard unix bourne shell.  This has always been a painless install
before, so I'm only ASSuming that the 5.6 distribution is the culprit.

Thanx in advance...

Best regards,

Karyn Ulriksen
Chief Systems Architect
22 Mauchly, Suite 200
Irvine, California  92618 USA
Phone: (949) 743-2000
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