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Old 07-22-2015, 11:36 AM   #1
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perl module installation dependency

I am installing a perl module XML::LibXML

when i executed perl Makefile.PL

i got below errors:

enable native perl UTF8
running xml2-config... failed
using fallback values for LIBS and INC
LIBS='-L/usr/local/lib -L/usr/lib -lxml2 -lz -lm'
INC='-I/usr/local/include -I/usr/include'
If this is wrong, Re-run as:
$ /usr/bin/perl Makefile.PL LIBS='-L/path/to/lib' INC='-I/path/to/include'

looking for -lxml2... no
libxml2 not found
Try setting LIBS and INC values on the command line
Or get libxml2 from
If you install via RPMs, make sure you also install the -devel
RPMs, as this is where the headers (.h files) are.


I have downloaded libxml2

and executing

/usr/bin/perl Makefile.PL LIBS='-L/usr/lib/vmware-tools/lib64/ -lxml2' INC='-I/home/vse/gaurav/test/libxml2-2.9.2/include'

But again i got the same error.

Please guide me.
Old 07-22-2015, 12:01 PM   #2
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The Perl module is an interface to the library, so the library must already be installed on your system before you can install the Perl code.

For RedHat-based systems, this would be something like:
yum install libxml2
You should install the Perl module the same way that you installed Perl. If you built it from source, then you are doing the right thing. If it was installed as part of the distro, then there is probably a package for the Perl module. For Redhat it would be:

yum install perl-XML-LibXML
If there is no package, then you can use cpan to install it rather than go through the manual steps.

Last edited by smallpond; 07-22-2015 at 12:02 PM.
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