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What to do with a Build.PL file on Solaris 10?

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I'm trying to install perl modules on Solaris 10. I consistently used the following commands for all perl modules:
$ /usr/perl5/bin/perlgcc Makefile.PL
$ /usr/sfw/bin/gmake
$ /usr/sfw/bin/gmake test
$ /usr/sfw/bin/gmake install

However, certain modules only have a Build.PL file. How do i use them?

Any help would be highly appreciated. Thank you.
Dec 29 '09 #1
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Personally, prefer to install modules using the CPAN interface that comes with the Perl distribution. Its much easier than trying to build modules from source, especially if you don't have a lot of experience with it.

To answer your question though, I provide the following quote:

The build and installation procedure for a Module::Build distribution is:

% perl Build.PL
% perl Build
% perl Build test
# perl Build install
This was taken from here.


Dec 30 '09 #2

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Thank you for your response.

No i cant use cpan because i do not have ftp access. So i have to download each module individually and install them.

I got my stuff working by using:
$perlgcc Build.PL
$perlgcc Build
$perlgcc Build test
$perlgcc Build install

Thanks again.
Dec 30 '09 #3

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Your welcome. I always mention the CPAN install method as a number of people don't realize or know about it and think you have to build by hand.

Glad it worked for you.

Happy New Year!


Dec 30 '09 #4

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Happy New Year to you too. Thank you.
Dec 31 '09 #5

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