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Old 01-15-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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installing modules in CPAN


Hi, I am very new to linux and have been using windows my whole life, so when i recently was trying to use cpan to download some modules for perl, I would always get this

Code:
 make: *** No rule to make target `make'.  Stop.
  DLUX/Parallel-ForkManager-0.7.9.tar.gz
  make make make -- NOT OK
'YAML' not installed, will not store persistent state
Running make test
  Can't test without successful make
Running make install
  Make had returned bad status, install seems impossible
Failed during this command:
 DLUX/Parallel-ForkManager-0.7.9.tar.gz       : make NO
Any help on how i can fix this will be deeply appreciated.

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Old 01-15-2012, 05:58 PM   #2
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I forgot to mention that I am using ubuntu
 
Old 01-15-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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I'm not a perl expert but it might be something to do with lack of 'make' on your system.
Try installing 'build-essential' on Ubuntu:

Code:
sudo apt-get install build-essential
and then see if you can install perl modules.
 
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:10 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by sycamorex View Post
I'm not a perl expert but it might be something to do with lack of 'make' on your system.
Try installing 'build-essential' on Ubuntu:

Code:
sudo apt-get install build-essential
and then see if you can install perl modules.
I just did that and it didnt do the trick. I got the exact same result when using CPAN again
 
Old 01-15-2012, 06:18 PM   #5
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I just looked at the cpan website, perhaps this will help:
Code:
curl -L http://cpanmin.us | perl - --sudo App::cpanminus
cpanminus is responsible for building and installing modules from CPAN.
 
Old 01-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #6
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How about :
sudo apt-get install libparallel-forkmanager-perl



EDIT : This works OK too on Ubuntu 11.10 :
sudo cpan
cpan > install Parallel::ForkManager

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Old 01-15-2012, 09:29 PM   #7
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So when i used
Code:
 sudo apt-get install libparallel-forkmanager-perl
i was able to get the package installed, however even after using curl -L and installing cpanminu or using
cpan > install Parallel::ForkManager
I still get the exact same thing
Code:
hecking if your kit is complete...
Looks good
Writing Makefile for Parallel::ForkManager
make: *** No rule to make target `make'.  Stop.
  DLUX/Parallel-ForkManager-0.7.9.tar.gz
  make make make -- NOT OK
Running make test
  Can't test without successful make
Running make install
  Make had returned bad status, install seems impossible
Failed during this command:
 DLUX/Parallel-ForkManager-0.7.9.tar.gz       : make NO
Thanks however for the help thus far ^^
 
Old 01-15-2012, 09:54 PM   #8
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Are you quite sure that the package 'make' is installed ?


The command 'which make' should reply : /usr/bin/make
 
  


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