[ic] Re: Unrecognized character \x7F

Stefan Hornburg racke at linuxia.de
Tue Apr 13 20:13:34 EDT 2004

On Tue, 13 Apr 2004 16:38:23 -0700
"Rodney S. Foley" <aalst at aalst.com> wrote:

> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: interchange-users-bounces at icdevgroup.org [mailto:interchange-users-
> > bounces at icdevgroup.org] On Behalf Of Rene Hertell
> > Sent: Tuesday, April 13, 2004 2:48 PM
> > To: interchange-users at icdevgroup.org
> > Subject: RE: [ic] Re: Unrecognized character \x7F
> > 
> > Did you install all required Perl-modules before running ./configure? If
> > you
> > check the line 820 on Makefile.PL you'll find this: use Getopt::Long.
> > Maybe
> > that module is missing or outdated? What I did on my ISP:s machine was
> > that
> > I installed all Perl modules locally (one thing was to change the PERL5LIB
> > environment variable to eg. /home/myhome/mylocalperl). I don't remember
> > exactly what I did, but all required modules are installed into my own
> > home-directory.
> > 
> > 
> > René
> René,
> I know you didn't write the README file, but a list of required modules
> would be something nice for them to add to the README file.  It only says
> "Interchange absolutely REQUIRES Perl 5.6.0 or later on a Unix-like
> operating system." Now where in the whole file does it say what Perl
> libraries are required.
> How am I supposed to know this, with the skimpy installation instructions?
> They also might want to put some error checking in the
> configuration/installation process that checks if a library is available,
> and if not then gives a friendly error message informing that it is missing.

And if either the ISP hosed Perl or the man in charge for installing Interchange
hosed the installation files there is nothing really meaningful Interchange
can do about that. And the error message "Unrecognized character" is a strong
indicator for that.


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