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Michael Doran
April 21, 2000 17:20
[ID 20000421.006] Perl 5.6.0 on AIX 4.2.1 install problem
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I am having problems installing Perl 5.6.0 on AIX 4.2.1 using AIX's 
XL C Compiler 1.03.044.  Everything seems to work OK up until  
"make test."

45 out of the 188 tests failed during make test.

42 of the failed tests had a common denominator in their error 
messages: "Can't load `` for module `whatever:` 
readExports: bad magic at ../lib/ line 73."

2 of the failed tests had similar error messages but referenced rather than

1 failed test (for lib/ops) simply said "FAILED test 1."

I originally ran Configure with the defaults (sh Configure -de) but 
after getting all the make test errors I completely started over and 
ran Configure interactively.  Since I'm not a C programmer, I didn't 
significantly alter the configuration the 2nd time around, and got the 
same 45 failed tests.

My configuration (i.e. myconfig) can be seen at

I thoroughly read the INSTALL and TEST files and am out of ideas.  
This is not my first Perl install, as I have installed/compiled Perl 
5.005_02 on Solaris 2.6 Sparc and Perl 5.005_03 on Solaris 7 x86.

For detailed transcripts of my install attempt, see:

Thanks for any help or suggestions you can give me!

-- Michael Doran
Systems Librarian

#  Michael Doran, Systems Librarian
#  University of Texas at Arlington
#  Ph: 817-272-5326 Fax: 817-272-7022 

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