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Number Ten Ox
November 7, 2000 11:24
[ID 20001107.006] Problems installing perl5.6.0, perl5.00405 on AIX
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I'm attempting to install both Perl 5.6 and/or Perl 5.4.5 on an AIX box
running AIX 4.1.2. They both compile with no problems: they fail a few
tests, but those still result in 99% functionality. What blows up is
the install.

Perl 5.4.5 reports an out of memory error upon installation, like so:

root@appf ***** /netadmin/temp/perl5.004_05                                
    28 % ./perl installperl -n
  cp perl /usr/local/bin/perl5.00405
  chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/perl5.00405
Out of memory!

('top' shows 1400MB free virtual memory, 124MB free real memory, etc.)

I have no idea what errors Perl 5.6.0 reports because about 1/5th of the
way through the install program my screen output gets corrupted in some
Instead of normal output I start seeing the higher-level ASCII characters.
This behavior continues even when the 5.6.0 install program stops running:
my shell prompt from then on is in funky characters, as is anything I type.
I tried several different terminal emulators, including a fairly faithful
xterm emulator: the behavior continues.

The output of myconfig from 5.4.5 is included below. Output of myconfig
5.6.0 can be provided upon request.

Any help will be most sincerely appreciated.

Thanks in advance,
           ---Elliot Smorodinsky

root@appf ***** /netadmin/temp/perl5.004_05                                
    29 % ./myconfig

Summary of my perl5 (5.0 patchlevel 4 subversion 5) configuration:
    osname=aix, osvers=, archname=aix
    uname='aix appf 2 4 00032636a100 '
    hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
    bincompat3=n useperlio=undef d_sfio=undef
    cc='gcc', optimize='-O', gccversion=2.95.2 19991024 (release)
    stdchar='unsigned char', d_stdstdio=define, usevfork=false
    intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=, doublesize=
    alignbytes=8, usemymalloc=n, prototype=define
  Linker and Libraries:
    ld='ld', ldflags =' -L/usr/local/lib'
    libpth=/usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib /usr/ccs/lib
    libs=-lnsl -ldbm -ldl -lld -lm -lc -lbsd -lPW
    libc=, so=a
    useshrplib=false, libperl=libperl.a
  Dynamic Linking:
    dlsrc=dl_aix.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='-Xlinker
    cccdlflags='-fpic', lddlflags='-bhalt:4 -bM:SRE
-bI:$(PERL_INC)/perl.exp -bE:$(BASEEXT).exp -b noentry -lc

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