Subject: Re: PERL and NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Erik Bertelsen <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/11/1997 07:29:17
On Mon, 10 Nov 1997, Jonathan Stone wrote:

.. hi Erik,
.. This is clearly not an MD problem.  I know for a fact that I built
.. perl 5.0004 on a pmax late SPring/early summer and it passed all the
.. tests then.  (well, OK, I had to pull out -lposix, but AFAIk the pkg
.. subsystem does that too.)
.. ... I hate to ask this, but have you tried fetching the original perl5
.. source from a standard FTP site and configuring and building it by
.. hand?  That's the very first thing to try.  (if it works, the problem
.. is clearly with the pkg subsystem, maybe in some NetBSD customization
.. patches?)

All my experiments have been made with either perl-5.004.03 fetched from
a GNU archive or perl-5.004.04 from a CPAN. In all cases they have been
Configured in a newly untarred directory structure. I have not used
the pkg mechanism at all - so that is not under suspicion :-)

- Erik