develooper Front page | perl.perl5.porters | Postings from December 2004

Re: [perl #32983] fail upgrade from perl 5.0 to perl 5.8

Michael G Schwern
December 10, 2004 02:50
Re: [perl #32983] fail upgrade from perl 5.0 to perl 5.8
Message ID:
On Fri, Dec 10, 2004 at 01:49:56AM -0000, chenglim @ commontown. com wrote:
> Error:
> t/op/lfs..................................FAILED at test 6

This is the test for Large File Support, files over 2 gigs in size.
Test #6 is attempting to do a tell() on a 4.5 gig sparse file and failed.
Other tests further down could also have failed.

If you don't plan on using large files I wouldn't worry about it and
just go ahead and install that Perl.

The reason it failed is because you're using a rather old version of
Linux (2.2.14) and a rather old compiler (gcc 2.8.1).  I would recommend
upgrading if for no other reason than that 2.2.14 has security holes.
And I see you're using SMP, if you actually are running a multiprocessor 
machine you should see a nice performance boost with a newer kernel.

> Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 8 subversion 5) configuration:
>   Platform:
>     osname=linux, osvers=2.2.14-6.1.1smp, archname=i686-linux
>     uname='linux 2.2.14-6.1.1smp #1 smp thu apr 13 19:55:55 edt 2000 i686 unknown '
>     config_args='-de'
>     hint=recommended, useposix=true, d_sigaction=define
>     usethreads=undef use5005threads=undef useithreads=undef usemultiplicity=undef
>     useperlio=define d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=define usesocks=undef
>     use64bitint=undef use64bitall=undef uselongdouble=undef
>     usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=undef
>   Compiler:
>     cc='cc', ccflags ='-pipe -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -I/usr/include/gdbm',
>     optimize='-O2',
>     cppflags='-pipe -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/include/gdbm'
>     ccversion='', gccversion='2.8.1', gccosandvers=''
>     intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234
>     d_longlong=define, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=define, longdblsize=12
>     ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double', nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t', lseeksize=8
>     alignbytes=4, prototype=define

Michael G Schwern
What about MY need to be generalized and easily dismissed? Perl Programming lists via nntp and http.
Comments to Ask Bjørn Hansen at | Group listing | About