On Fri, 26 Jul 2002, Jamie McCarthy wrote:
> kyle@... (Kyle Krieg) writes:
> > I'm getting this error when trying to install File::Spec. I have
> > Perl 5.6.1 install and do not want to upgrade yet. How do I get
> > this to install??? Force install File::Spec forces the install of
> > Perl 5.8.
> This is IMHO one of the most disagreeable things about Perl.
> Random CPAN installs of modules, even dinky little modules like
> File::Spec, will try to bring in a whole new version of Perl.
I dont know enough about it to understand what causes this. How are the
dependencies calculated for these modules?
> For now, just do this at the cpan> prompt:
> install RBS/File-Spec-0.82.tar.gz
> That will install the latest File::Spec for perl 5.6.x.
Or if convenient build it from source. In some cases, people get alarmed
and interupt the installation and exit CPAN. In that case, the source is
in the directory holding .cpan under build, right?
> Chances are, you are already on that version. In which case,
> just install everything else needed for Bundle::Slash and ignore
> any errors.
> While I'm on the subject: the latest version of DBI has had three
> failed tests for months now, even if you set up the test database
> correctly (which could be easier). If you see those errors, just
> "force install" it and try not to worry. It works for us.
Some of the xml stuff can be a real joy as well---especially the unit
tests. On BSD anyway.
For a handful of deps, I build them separately prior to building Slash on
a given box. This lets the majority of the build--if not all of
it--proceed without much intervention on my part.
On another note:
Are unit tests coming for Slash in the future?