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From:Tom Sullivan Date:March 15 1999 6:25pm
Subject:Re: DBI problems
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Hi Pat,

  AFAIK, its not possible to install any perl module on a system that has
perl installed in the usual system place, without having root access to
the system. You will have to get with the system administrator to finish
the install for you. The only way you could install it in your home
directory is to install your own copy of perl in your home directory, then
install your modules to that version of perl. But that will take up a lot
of disk space, and if you have a quota, you will probably exceed it.


On Mon, 15 Mar 1999, Pat Murray wrote:

> Hi
> I tried installing the DBI for perl and I noted the following problems,
> all the make commands worked fine
> perl Makefile.PL   command returned the following message 
> setting up the DBD
> *** Note:
>     The optional PlRPC-modules (RPC::PlServer etc) are not installed.
>     If you want to use the DBD::Proxy driver and DBI::ProxyServer
>     modules, then you'll need to install the RPC::PlServer, RPC::PlClient,
>     Storable and Net::Daemon modules. The DBI CPAN Bundle may help you.
>     You can install them any time after installing the DBI.
>     You do *not* need these modules for typical DBI usage.
> Optional modules are available from any CPAN mirror, in particular
> Writing Makefile for DBI
>     Remember to actually *read* the README file!
>     Build, TEST and INSTALL Perl 5 first.
>     Do NOT build the DBI under the Perl source tree.
>     Use 'make test' to execute self tests.
>     Use 'make install' to install the DBI and then delete this working
> make
> make test  all worked fine
> make test TEST_VERBOSE=1 returned 
> Testing handle creation speed...
> 5000 NullP statement handles cycled in 1.8 cpu+sys seconds (2727 per sec)
> done
>  however the 
> make install  command returned 
> error message for make install
> Warning: You do not have permissions to install into
> /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/alpha-dec_osf at
> /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.00502/ExtUtils/ line 61.
> mkdir /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/alpha-dec_osf/auto: No such file
> or directory at /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.00502/ExtUtils/ line 114
> *** Exit 2
> Stop.
> I am installing the DBI in my local directory so is there any way of
> changing the installation path
> or is that what i need to do
> Perl 5.004.04 is currently installed
> thanks Patrick.murray@stripped
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DBI problemsPat Murray15 Mar
  • DBI problemsMichael Widenius15 Mar
  • Re: DBI problemsTom Sullivan15 Mar