Perl Installation Issues
bfarman at cems.uvm.edu
Wed Oct 14 09:51:39 PDT 2009
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 11:47 AM, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at macports.org>wrote:
> On Oct 14, 2009, at 10:30, Blake Farman wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 10:49 AM, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> On Oct 14, 2009, at 09:23, Blake Farman wrote:
>>> I've had some trouble lately getting Perl to install properly with
>>>> macports (I need macports to install it since it's a dep for several
>>>> packages I wish to install). I've included the output from port around
>>>> where the install hangs below. I'm not sure why, but it seems that the perl
>>>> installer isn't looking anywhere for my c lib. I know I have one, and I
>>>> even recently upgraded the perl install in my base system without any
>>> How do you mean, upgraded the perl install in your base system?
>> I built perl from source, uninstalled the old version (in /usr) and
>> installed the new version where the old one was.
> That's what I thought you meant. It's probably not a good idea to mess with
> software in /usr because that was all provided by Apple. Not only is it
> probably integral to the proper functioning of your operating system, Apple
> believes it is in control of updating those components and might wipe out
> your changes in a future OS update. Better install your own versions of
> software elsewhere.
> but port can't seem to manage to figure things out. I'm a recent mac
>>>> convert (coming from Gentoo) and I'm not terribly familiar with macports, so
>>>> I'm a little lost on how to fix this one myself. If anyone could give me
>>>> some idea of how to fix this, I'd be eternally grateful.
>>>> ---> Computing dependencies for perl5..
>>>> ---> Configuring perl5.8
>>>> Operating system name? [sysv]
>>>> Operating system version? [9.8.0]
>>>> Installation prefix to use? (~name ok) [/opt/local]
>>>> Any additional ld flags (NOT including libraries)?
>>>> [-L/opt/local/lib -L/usr/local/lib]
>>>> Checking for GNU C Library...
>>>> Shall I use /usr/bin/nm to extract C symbols from the libraries? [y]
>>>> I can't seem to find your C library. I've looked in the following
>>> I see you're running Mac OS X 10.5.8. What version of Xcode is installed?
>>> The latest version for Leopard is 3.1.4.
>> I'm using 3.1.13
> I assume you mean either 3.1.1 or 3.1.3. :) Either of those is probably
> I don't know why perl wouldn't be able to find your C library. What
> "following places" did it say it looked for the C library in?
> I see one other report of this problem, which was closed as "worksforme"
> after the reporter provided no additional details:
> Are you able to install other ports? Try something simple like expat or
> Er, yeah, 3.1.3. Other ports work just fine, it's only Perl that's giving
me trouble. I found that bug report as well, but didn't find anything
useful in there. As far as "following places" goes, it doesn't list any
(which I thought was kinda odd...)--it just hangs there forever.
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