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Old 04-07-2009, 07:57 PM   #1
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Question problems running the Prima makefile.pl (Perl Module)


I'm attempting to install Prima, a GUI building module for Perl. For some reason when I attempt to install through the CPAN shell, it says it's already installed, so I'm attempting to install it through the Makefile.PL.
when I do try, even if I add the location of X (which on my system is /usr/bin/X).

[root@SamMarshall Prima-1.28]# perl Makefile.PL
Setting up working environment.
Determining compiler type... GNU
Version: 1.28
Checking if can compile... yes
Checking if can link... yes
Checking for library resolv... yes
Checking for library nsl... yes
Checking for library gdbm... no
Checking for library db... no
Checking for library dl... yes
Checking for library m... yes
Checking for library crypt... yes
Checking for library util... yes
Checking for library pthread... yes
Checking for library c... yes
Checking for library gcc... yes
Checking for X11 headers...no
Prima needs X11 headers for compilation! Set X11BASE='/path/to/X' or INCPATH+='/path/to/X/include' if you have a non-standard path to X. (see also makefile.log for details)
*** Warning (probably harmless): `gdbm' library not found
*** Warning (probably harmless): `db' library not found

Am I missing something? what do I need to do to fix it?

cheers
 
Old 04-07-2009, 08:10 PM   #2
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I'm attempting to install Prima, a GUI building module for Perl. For some reason when I attempt to install through the CPAN shell, it says it's already installed, so I'm attempting to install it through the Makefile.PL.
when I do try, even if I add the location of X (which on my system is /usr/bin/X).

[root@SamMarshall Prima-1.28]# perl Makefile.PL
Setting up working environment.

Prima needs X11 headers for compilation! Set X11BASE='/path/to/X' or INCPATH+='/path/to/X/include' if you have a non-standard path to X. (see also makefile.log for details)
*** Warning (probably harmless): `gdbm' library not found
*** Warning (probably harmless): `db' library not found

Am I missing something? what do I need to do to fix it?

cheers
As your error message indicates, you need to install the X development headers (libraries). Should be xorg-devel, and it wouldn't hurt to also satisfy the two Perl dependencies too, of GDM and DB, as noted.

You don't say what version/distro of Linux you're using, so can't tell you more about the x libraries....
 
Old 04-07-2009, 08:15 PM   #3
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cheers, I tried working out what exact package I was missing but couldn't, my google skills are obviously lacking. I'm running Fedora 10, and yum install xorg-devel doesn't work...I'll go google some more, but if you have any more information to help me I'd be really grateful.

EDIT:
I think I may be installing what I need now, I'll let you know!

Last edited by sjmarshy; 04-07-2009 at 08:20 PM. Reason: new info
 
Old 04-07-2009, 08:31 PM   #4
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Okay, they were indeed the files I needed, and now the makefile has been created...but the make command doesn't appear to exist even though this is what all instalation tutorials say i need to put, do i need to install something else in order to add this command?
 
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Okay, they were indeed the files I needed, and now the makefile has been created...but the make command doesn't appear to exist even though this is what all instalation tutorials say i need to put, do i need to install something else in order to add this command?
If it's a standard Perl module, it should be:

Code:
perl Makefile.PL
make
make test
make install
Give those commands a shot....see if it flies.
 
  


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