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Old 05-10-2014, 01:42 PM   #1
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Smile command for installing CPAN .tar.gz


Hi,

I'm trying to install CPAN and have downloaded CPAN-2.05.tar.gz .
to the Downloads directory.

As root, have tar -zxvf CPAN-2.05.tar.gz, then to do ./configure
but that is about it. I tried the rest of the installation with
commands - make, test, install but all without much luck. Can anyone
point me to the correct commands to use for a successful installation.

Thanks a lot.

Regards.
 
Old 05-10-2014, 03:06 PM   #2
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Hi,
I'm trying to install CPAN and have downloaded CPAN-2.05.tar.gz. to the Downloads directory.

As root, have tar -zxvf CPAN-2.05.tar.gz, then to do ./configure but that is about it. I tried the rest of the installation with commands - make, test, install but all without much luck. Can anyone point me to the correct commands to use for a successful installation.
It's helpful if you provide details when asking a question. Just saying you didn't have much luck tells us nothing. You don't tell us what version/distro of Linux you're using, or where you got the instructions you're following.

If you downloaded the .gz file from CPAN, it builds like any perl module builds. That is:
Go into the directory created when you uncompressed the file
  • Type in "perl Makefile.PL"
  • Type in "make"
  • Type in "make test"
  • Type in "make install" (if not running as root, you may have to type in "sudo make install")
That's it.
 
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Old 05-13-2014, 07:37 AM   #3
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Command for installing CPAN .tar.gz

Hi,

Apology for this late response, just got back from a short trip.

My Linux Distribution is Fedora 19 and have got MySQL installed.
I am trying to install Perl support for MySQL. CPAN was downloaded
from it official website.

I started to learn Linux with Fedora 7 when installation takes 5 cds, but
have pop-in and out a few times. Recently returned to Linux and found it
is amazingly much easier to use than the early versions.

Will work on your command lines and post soon.

Thanks.

Regards.

User247
 
Old 05-13-2014, 09:36 AM   #4
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Hi,
Apology for this late response, just got back from a short trip.

My Linux Distribution is Fedora 19 and have got MySQL installed. I am trying to install Perl support for MySQL. CPAN was downloaded from it official website.

I started to learn Linux with Fedora 7 when installation takes 5 cds, but have pop-in and out a few times. Recently returned to Linux and found it is amazingly much easier to use than the early versions.

Will work on your command lines and post soon.
If this is a new installation, stop where you are. Fedora 19 is a bit older...the latest is 20, with 21 being worked on right now. If you're just beginning again, loading the latest version is the best way to go. And you can easily install Perl support for MySQL WITHOUT the CPAN module. Doing a fresh installation, note that you can select different package groups. If you expand them, you can see individual packages, probably under the "Development" header. From there, select the perl modules you want, one of which will be the DBD module.

Also, you can install the DBD module by itself.
 
Old 05-13-2014, 09:59 AM   #5
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The usual "Fedora perl modules - MySQL" are included in Fedora 19 :

# yum install \
perl-Class-DBI-mysql perl-Config-Extend-MySQL perl-DBD-MySQL \
perl-DateTime-Format-MySQL perl-Time-Piece-MySQL

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