[LON-CAPA-users] Install problems

Todd Ruskell lon-capa-users@mail.lon-capa.org
24 Apr 2003 11:45:45 -0600

Hi all,

We have begun setting up a test library server (0.6.2) on a Redhat 7.3
box with kernel 2.4.18-27.7.x in anticipation of receiving a "real"
server late in the summer, and have run into a couple problems as
detailed in the CPAN_STATUS_REPORT file.

First, it suggests that we "Consult
loncapa/doc/otherfiles/perl_modules.txt for information on manual build

Unfortunately, we can't seem to find that file, although it does show up
in the Entries file:

# ls -al doc/otherfiles/
total 3
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root         1024 Apr 24 07:26 .
drwxr-xr-x   32 root     root         1024 Apr 24 07:26 ..
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         1024 Apr 24 08:25 CVS

# ls -al doc/otherfiles/CVS/
total 3
drwxr-xr-x    2 root     root         1024 Apr 24 08:25 .
drwxr-xr-x    3 root     root         1024 Apr 24 07:26 ..
-rw-r--r--    1 1001     1001          255 Mar 24 11:08 Entries

# less doc/otherfiles/CVS/Entries |grep per
/perl_modules.txt/1.14/Fri Mar 14 20:35:51 2003//Tversion_0_6_2

So, as a newbie to CVS, how do I actually get to the file

The CPAN_STATUS_REPORT file then has the following entries regarding
missing Perl modules:

MISSING  IO-stringy (want distribution version 2.108)
MISSING  MIME-tools (want distribution version BETA-5.503)
MISSING  Net-SNPP (want distribution version 1.12)
MISSING  Math-FFT (want distribution version 0.25)
MISSING  Net-PH (want distribution version 2.21)
OUTDATED Crypt-IDEA wanted module: v1.01; found v0 (VERSION_FROM is
Crypt/IDEA.pm) want dist version 1.01.
OUTDATED PerlMagick wanted module: v5.47; found v5.43 (VERSION_FROM is
Image/Magick.pm) want dist version 5.47.

This occurs even after we believe we have successfully installed the
LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.5-rh7.i386.rpm, which we thought would include
these modules:

# rpm -V LON-CAPA-systemperl-3.5-rh7
..5....T d /usr/share/man/man3/IO::AtomicFile.3pm
..5....T d /usr/share/man/man3/IO::InnerFile.3pm
..5....T d /usr/share/man/man3/IO::Lines.3pm
..5....T d /usr/share/man/man3/IO::Scalar.3pm
..5....T d /usr/share/man/man3/IO::ScalarArray.3pm
..5....T d /usr/share/man/man3/IO::Stringy.3pm
..5....T d /usr/share/man/man3/IO::Wrap.3pm
..5....T d /usr/share/man/man3/IO::WrapTie.3pm

We think these discrepencies are expected, since we have already
attempted to manually install IO-stringy (see below).

I have been able to acquire the requested, or newer, versions of all
modules except MIME-tools,  The latest version on CPAN is 5.411a, and at
least some google searching only led us to non-functioning links for

Undaunted, we tried installing IO-Stringy by hand, following the
packaged instructions, but when we run TEST, it still shows up as

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks a bunch,

Todd Ruskell
Physics Department
Colorado School of Mines
Golden, CO 80401