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Old 10-28-2008, 04:14 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by wdave58 View Post
ok ...
a .tgz file seems to install/configure itself
a .tar.gz file needs de-compressing then as noted above ...
No, they're both the same...just with a different extension

and then su to root priveleges and make-install
if i am correct so far ...
my perl install has been de-compressed but refuses to acknowlege
as well as perl Makefile.PL and Makefile.linux
a cusroury view of allows me to understand some switches such as
perl -v
perl -V
perl -W as well as @.INC
so these refuse to cooperate as well .... so i'm thinking i'm missing something very basic here .....

If you can't type in "perl -v" at the prompt and get a response, either Perl isn't installed (VERY odd), or isn't in your path. As root, do "find / -name perl". See where it points.

If you DO get a response, download the SDL module. Uncompress it to a directory (usually with "tar xvfz <name of the file>"). Type in "perl Makefile.PL", then "make", then "make test", then "make install". That's it. I've installed dozens of modules with the same set of commands, and all have worked fine. The only way you'd have problems, is if perl isn't in your path, or not installed.

If you don't have perl at all, go to whatever repository you've set up, and install it from binary.
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'perl -v' is a test to be done in a terminal
just to verify that you have a working perl.

I guess you have a broken perl ??
....So what is the result of 'perl -v'

!!!!!! Suggest : reinstall 'perl'



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