[ic] Redhat 9.0 and Perl multithread problems information.
fredrik.hansen at nykoping.nu
Sun Sep 14 12:42:24 EDT 2003
I've just replaced the standard Perl that comes distributed on RedHat9.0
with the non-multithreaded from stable.tar.gz at perl.com.
This is probably an old issue by now, but I just wanted to share my
experience since it may help some other having troubles.
I have been running a RedHat 9.0 since the day it was released and have of
course installed a lot of perl modules needed for different things, like
mimedefang, spamassassin, webmin and so on.
When installing IC on a RedHat 9.0 the setup complains about multithreaded
perl, which is (after catching up on the subject) a bad decision from
RedHat to have on the distro.
Anyway, i uninstalled the distributed perl rpm and installed stable.tar.gz from perl.com.
Worked allright, no problems there...but guess what?
All the perl modules was not to be found anymore!
The reason is not too hard to understand, different paths for different
compilations of perl.
I've simply fetched all the needed modules from CPAN needed again with
perl -MCPAN -e 'install <modulename>.
IC works like a charm now, no problems whatever reagrding to stability
Conclusion: When replacing Perl, note which modules that are used before,
or do the replacing before any modules are installed on a fresh system.
I figure it could be solved by telling the new perl where the modules are
located, but my knowlegde on perl is limited so don't ask me how to do
(Sorry for the long mail)
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