On Wed, 4 Aug 2004, Witzke, Rob wrote:
Have you tried using the CPAN shell? If you have it available, it's
*much* easier than the way you're trying it.
$ sudo perl -MCPAN -e shell
cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules installation (v1.76)
ReadLine support enabled
cpan> install DBI
And you're done.
Actually, that's a gentle lie -- if you haven't used the CPAN shell
before, you'll be asked a series of configuration questions before you
get to the 'cpan>' prompt, but most of them are straightforward and you
can usually just accept the defaults.
Once you're done setting up the shell, you get the 'cpan>' prompt and
from there it's one line to install any module: "install My::Module".
....do you actually have a C compiler at /opt/SUNWspro/bin/cc ?
Perl 5.008 *is* 5.8.0.
The reasons for this are old & boring, but basically Perl 5 just kept
having micro .00x releases for a few years before people got around to
making the numbers more sensible by masking over a couple of the zeroes.
Hence, 5.006x is 5.6.x, and 5.8.x is 5.008x. You're more likely to see
the version represented as 5.x.y these days, but some things will still
present it as 5.00xy like it used to be. Don't worry about it.
Chris Devers com
np: 'Moon River'
by Henry Mancini
from 'The Best Of Mancini'