[Pdx-pm] unhappy CPAN on OS X
jkeroes at eli.net
Wed Oct 29 19:36:57 CST 2003
On Oct 29, 2003, at 5:03 PM, Randall Hansen wrote:
> Fellow Mongers ~
> The last few days I've been setting up a new Powerbook. It's all going
> swimmingly except for one problem with CPAN. It appears to not be
> able to
> use LWP or Net::FTP to fetch tarballs, but it takes *forever* to figure
> this out before it drops to using vanilla ftp. It only does this once
> session; after it figures out that LWP and Net::FTP are hosed somehow
> doesn't try them again.
I wasn't able to use the stock perl with CPAN at all - the perl.h file
was missing, preventing Good Things from oh, say, working.
I rebuilt Perl with the following invocation. Mind you, Perl ought to
start faster if staticly linked (viz. useshrplib).
./Configure -des -D prefix=/usr/local/perl581 -D ccflags='-g -pipe' -D
ldflags=-Dman3ext=3pm -D useshrplib \
&& make test && make install
When that's complete, just link any or all binaries from
/usr/local/perl581/bin to /usr/local/bin.
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