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Tuesday February 04, 2003
06:19 AM

Revisiting 5.005.03

[ #10383 ]
In working with 5.005.03 in both development and production environments over the last week (as a result of necessity rather than choice), I have come across some oddities with this older version of Perl.

One of these oddities had to do with the building of modules with custom destinations, that is a destination specified on the command line with the PREFIX and LIB at the perl Makefile.PL step of compilation - This oddity manifest itself in the installation of supporting manual pages.

I would have expected that with such a configuration, the manual pages would have been installed in a directory under PREFIX - However, as I moved onto the final stage of the installation, I was surprised to find make trying to install these files to the system perl directory tree, resulting in a stream of permission-related error messages.

I'm sure I'll have more oddities to post as I continue revisiting this old friend ...

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  • Basically, depending on the perl or the module (or version of Makemaker available?) you may need to set more than just PREFIX.

    Answers are here:


    -- tex