So I've got this solaris 10 workstation, and I want to install DateTime on it.
No problem, I think, just fire up cpan and "install DateTime".
Yeah right. This is solaris. Of course I don't have "Sun WorkShop" installed. So I install gcc, and gmake.
But wait, perl was compiled with Sun WorkShop, so the configure flags are different.
Then I find out about perlgcc. It works beautifully.
Here's the magic of how to compile perl modules on solaris 10 without having Sun developer tools installed:
# echo $PATH
# gmake test
# gmake install
Thank you Alan Burlison and perlgcc, you just made my job a lot easier.