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[ID 20010105.017] Can not install perl 5.6.0 on Alpha with UNIX 4.0F.

January 5, 2001 11:19
[ID 20010105.017] Can not install perl 5.6.0 on Alpha with UNIX 4.0F.
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I am trying to install perl 5.6.0 on a Compaq/Digital Alpha, running Digital
UNIX 4.0. I ran "make distclean" and "rm -f". At the end
of "sh Configure -de", the script runs "make depend". This starts an
(apparently) infinite loop of:
    sh ./makedepend MAKE=make
    make depend MakeDEPEND=
these two commands repeat 44 times until UNIX returns an error:
    ./makedepend: fork failed - too many processes

"make depend" runs makedepend. makedepend includes the command:
    $MAKE clist || ($echo "Searching for .c files...";    \
        $echo *.c | $tr ' ' $trn | egrep -v '\*' >.clist)
This command apparently causes the recursion; echo lines I added before and
after shows it is called in every recursion, and the following line is never

I get the same result trying to install perl5.005_3.

I have previously installed perl 5.3.x on Digital UNIX, and 5.6.0 on linux,
with no problems. I posted this question on comp.lang.perl.misc; no replies.
I can supply a copy of the installation script and other files if you want.

What is wrong? How do I fix it? How do I install perl 5.6.0 on Digital UNIX


Peter Harrington

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