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Mike Hunter 10-01-2003 11:31 PM

GDBM_file install problems (perl 5.8.0, freebsd 4.8-stable)

A script I have needs GDBM_File. I tried getting it from cpan, but I was

% perl -MCPAN -e 'install GDBM_File'
CPAN: Storable loaded ok
Going to read /usr/cpan/Metadata
Database was generated on Wed, 01 Oct 2003 15:46:16 GMT
Running install for module GDBM_File
Running make for J/JH/JHI/perl-5.8.1.tar.gz

The most recent version "1.07" of the module "GDBM_File"
comes with the current version of perl (5.8.1).
I'll build that only if you ask for something like
force install GDBM_File
install J/JH/JHI/perl-5.8.1.tar.gz
Running make test
Make had some problems, maybe interrupted? Won't test
Has no own directory
Running make install
Has no own directory
Make had some problems, maybe interrupted? Won't install

I have cpan set to follow dependencies...when I do force install it proceeds
to try to upgrade perl to 5.8.1. I don't want to do that (I'm afraid because
perl is part of the base system in freebsd 4.8...or should I not be afraid

The script I'm trying to get to compile is quite old, so I can hardly believe
that perl needs to be upgraded to fix this problem. I tried sucking the into the @INC off of, but it didn't like that, I think
because GDBM_file needs to me made with *make* to bind it to the actual GDBM
library from gnu.

Do I need to tell cpan to grab an older version? If so, how do I do that?

Any help appreciated,


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