[ic] Help!! Interchange and Perl 5.8.0

New Media E.M.S. ic_users at newmediaems.com
Tue May 11 13:43:09 EDT 2004

At 01:19 PM 5/11/2004 -0400, you wrote:

>Hi all,
>After installing and looking at interchange on our company's development 
>server, Mandrake Linux 8.2, we were ready to get it going and roll it out 
>on our production server. A RedHat 9.0 system that is hosted for us. 
>Problem now seems to be that it can't or won't run, ( install ) on a 
>machine running multi-threaded PERL. Aaaaaaaaaaaah!!! If I wasn't crazy 
>about RedHat before its even worse now. At least thats how I feel about 
>RedHat 9 and PERL 5.8. More problems then you can shake a stick at.
>Is there a way around this? Below is the message I get back from the 
>config script when I attempt to install Interchange on this RedHat 9.0 server.
>Interchange Version 5.2.0 Configuration
>  Copyright 2002-2004 Interchange Development Group
>  Copyright 1996-2002 Red Hat, Inc.
>  Interchange was originally based on Vend 0.2 and 0.3
>  Copyright 1995, 1996 Andrew M. Wilcox <amw at wilcoxsolutions.com>
>  Distributed under the GNU General Public License.
>  See the file LICENSE for license information.
>Found Perl 5.8.0 as /usr/bin/perl
>If you get a CPAN error, rerun the configuration and it should go away.
>Interchange will not work with a thread-enabled perl.
>make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found.  Stop.
>make: *** No rule to make target `test'.  Stop.
>The machine is running RedHat 9.0/PERL 5.8.0 and Apache 2. Anyone have any 
>suggestions? I've really got to get this thing going as soon as possible.
>Mark Weaver
>American Micro - Webmaster

Download Perl sources using CPAN (I typically use 5.8.2) and compile with 
threading turned off, then rerun CPAN and install Bundle::Interchange5 plus 
any additionals you need.

- Ed

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