View Full Version : Installing Perl Modules CPAN

August 30th, 2005, 02:07 AM
I just Installed Ubuntu, I had RedHat ver 8.0. Ubuntu installed smoothly with no problems whatsoever. Needless to say, I'm impressed. Very nice.

Now to the problem:

I tried to use Andreas König's CPAN module to install some Perl modules which apparently weren't included in the distribution.

Specifically, URI::Escape. Install failed, apparently because make failed.
I went on and tried to get libwww-perl same/similar problem.

Can anyone give me some clues as to how to fix the problem, or barring that, where I should be asking the question?

I am a fresh newby on Ubuntu, with only a little familiarity with Unix/Linux, thus I would prefer to use this automated system of installing Perl modules.

I have been learning Perl for a while and have modest proficiency. I got the Windows version installed without a problem, but it's a binary.


PS, as I write this I realize I was not logged in as root. I'll try again as root, and post the result here.

OK, I'm back. Tried as root, same result.

Failed Test Stat Wstat Total Fail Failed List of Failed
base/message.t 92 2 2.17% 83 86
html/form-param.t 2 512 24 48 200.00% 1-24
html/form.t 2 512 103 206 200.00% 1-103
local/autoload-get.t 1 1 100.00% 1
local/autoload.t 1 1 100.00% 1
local/get.t 2 512 2 4 200.00% 1-2
local/http-get.t 20 6 30.00% 1-2 5-7 20
local/http.t 18 6 33.33% 1-2 5-7 18
robot/ua-get.t 8 2 25.00% 3 5
robot/ua.t 7 2 28.57% 3 5
Failed 10/30 test scripts, 66.67% okay. 149/759 subtests failed, 80.37% okay.
make: *** [test] Error 255
/usr/bin/make test -- NOT OK
Running make install
make test had returned bad status, won't install without force

August 30th, 2005, 03:12 AM
You could install libwww-perl and liburi-perl via synaptic or apt, it's usually easier to try and get perl modules that way whenever possible (like everything else).

August 30th, 2005, 03:28 AM
Thanks, I just found synaptic and checked off the modules I could locate between posting the question and reading the answer..

I just tried my script. It's running!

Very cool. I'd still like to get CPAN to work, it's probably one of the things I let it "guess".


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Now if I figure out how to run my scripts with cron I won't have to play with Windows Task Scheduler anymore!

September 1st, 2005, 06:30 PM
I needed some cpan stuff for compiling filer. maybe my howto in th wiki helps you: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Filer