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Strange test failed

H.Merijn Brand
April 26, 2003 08:52
Strange test failed
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Colour me stupid, but I could not resist the temptation to try to build blead
from Knoppix. (Using Knoppix 3.2 Linux Knoppix Debian GNU/Linux)

I was not expecting it to succeed, but indeed it didn't

1. This version did *not* detect the local harddrive on the laptop, making me
   to search for other writable storage space large enough to hold the perl
   blead tree and it's output. /ramdisk failed, so I mounted my pc disk with
   smbmount which was unexpectedly fast
2. The Configure process hung on /proc/self/exe. I killed it
3. Configure ended with a message that DB_File, and IO were not configured
   (amongst others) leaving a trail to a crippled perl. No Makefile or
   GNUmakefile were created

It was fun while it lasted. I learned a lot about Knoppix :)

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