Subject: Re: perl in the shell...
To: None <, amiga@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: amiga
Date: 01/03/1996 04:58:24
> anybody found any gotchas, gnoibles or weirdities getting perl
> <v5.001m> up under NetBSDamiga 1.0 or similar?  i've tried going
> totally-generic-let-Configure-work-it-all-out with no luck so far <it
> can't make the dependancies and falls over with a death cry of
> "Missing dependancy operator" at line 233 of the makefile> whilst
> su'd to root, made directories if necessary, let Configure go with
> the 'netbsd' defaults apart from one point where it coughed up:
>  Recommended value for $d_dlerror on this machine was "define"!
>  Keep the recommended value?
> where i just hit 'y', but it didn't help.  make's manpage didn't help

Your answer is right there, dlerror(?) etc. is there, but if you get to
dlerror, you have to set it to 'no', if i remember right.

Here's what i did for perl-5.001e and NetBSD 1.0:

set base=/soft/perl-5.001e
./Configure -d -e -s -D prefix=${base} -D mansrc=${base}/man/man1 -D cc=gcc

Then, on the shell-escape, edit and set d_dlerror to 'undef'.

> much.  any thoughts and cute sisters especially welcome, as we need
> to get this up to help the w3 serv for a major project, but i'm still
> hopeless at C...

Well, why not use the precomiled perl-5.001e here? Should work flawlessly on
-rw-r--r--   1 c9020    ftpadmin     739 Oct 23 03:06 perl-5.001e-bin10.readme
-rw-rw-r--   1 c9020    ftpadmin  940263 Jun 21  1995 perl-5.001e-bin10.tar.gz


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