we run few OSes, irix, tru64, debian, solaris, AIX. once a while we have to build/rebuild certain package for each OS and it's such a pain in the neck. today i finally give up and decide to write a tools to semi-auto-build pkgs.
using OO perl, the first test on tru64 got me into bit trouble. you see, Perl 5.8.0 comes with OSF 5.1B2 base OS. the problem is that all the Perl build-in modules are not included with the base OS. modules are in OSFPERL. how on earth can they only include Perl in base OS but not the build-in modules!!??