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Old 05-28-2004, 03:00 AM   #1
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error when trying to install perl modules

hi there , when updating SA i get an msg asking for some perl dependencies, when i get those dependencies from CPAN and try to install them i get the following error;

Executing Makefile.PL && make ..

sh: line 1: Makefile.PL: command not found

all this is being attempted from webmin, anyone know why this might be?
Old 05-28-2004, 04:52 AM   #2
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I am not really accustomed to webmin, but if environment variables are not properly set (as if you had SSH'd in to the server) I assume you could experience that kind of problems. Do you get the same problem when you SSH in, su to root and run the CPAN shell using perl -MCPAN -e shell ?

Old 05-29-2004, 06:38 PM   #3
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hay , thanks for the reply, when running from the CPAN prompt i am now getting the warning;

"could not locate your pod2man program. please make sure your pod2man program is in your PATH before u execute make."

then the make fails with the error;

Makefile:94: ***missing seperator .stop.
/usr/bin/make --NOT OK

i have checked to see if pod2man is in the PATH with the cmd "which pod2man" and i get the output "/usr/bin/pod2man" so i'm assuming it is indeed in the PATH.
i've run the cmd "export PATH=$PATH:/usr/bin/pod2man" and then i then get the shell to re-read its init file by typing the following "source ~/.bashrc" just in case, but this makes no now i completely stumped...again...

Last edited by jimi_j; 05-29-2004 at 07:19 PM.
Old 07-20-2004, 12:17 AM   #4
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Try this before running the "perl -MCPAN -e shell":

export LANG=en_US


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