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Old 11-04-2003, 06:35 AM   #1
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perl(strict)>>>install nightmare


i am trying to install a vst plugin server on mdk9.1

i have been going round in circles with umpteen file dep problems

now i am getting the following message when trying to install wine

perl(strict) required

i've not seen this msg before

what is perl(strict)?
is it provided by a package?
can I force the wine install?

google searches seem to indicate that perl(strict) is an option not a package

i don't do programming
but i am happy to learn whatever i need to to get over this hurdle

many thanks
 
Old 11-04-2003, 07:52 AM   #2
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do you have perl installed?

$perl -v

EDIT: as an aside the perl strict stuff that google is returning is the param: use strict;

it is used in perl scripts and it tells the perl interpreter that you expect it to use the param "strict" . Among other things it will return errors if you do not declare a variable. It is helpful to programmers who have multiple variables and complex subroutines. It makes you write good code. For a new-user think of it as telling perl you expect it to keep you in line with regards to well written code.

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Old 11-04-2003, 08:13 AM   #3
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output from perl -v

This is perl, v5.8.0 built for i386-linux-thread-multi

Copyright 1987-2002, Larry Wall

Perl may be copied only under the terms of either the Artistic License or the
GNU General Public License, which may be found in the Perl 5 source kit.

Complete documentation for Perl, including FAQ lists, should be found on
this system using `man perl' or `perldoc perl'. If you have access to the
Internet, point your browser at http://www.perl.com/, the Perl Home Page.

i presume this means I have perl installed
 
Old 11-04-2003, 01:47 PM   #4
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Yes you do. Hmmm not sure what the error means...lemme dig a little.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:20 PM   #5
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Ok boss...Best I can tell is you need the strict.pm (module) I tried to install it via CPAN and got the message that it was a standard pkg of perl 5.8.1 and it would only install if I issued the force command. I won't do that b/c it can cause havoc. I also have no intentions of upgrading perl until -v 6 so...you are on your own. Either force install or upgrade perl. Either is going to be tricky for a new-user. And remember I said that this is the "best I can tell". Meaning procede at your own peril. Also I am no Perl guru so you may want to take a stab at posting at perlmonks...although they can be rough on new-users...but who cares it's worth a shot.

Good luck!

Anybody else?
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:33 PM   #6
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well

i had an idea that maybe this problem was due me trying to install the very latest version of wine
so i went back and got a slightly earlier version
and it installed straight off
no odd error msgs in sight
the vstserver pkg also then installed without a glitch

all i got to do now
is figure out how to use it

many thanks for your help
 
Old 11-04-2003, 03:43 PM   #7
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No problem...although it sounds like you figured it out for yourself
 
  


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