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Re^4: Unknown charnames when building Encode

by yulivee07 (Sexton)
on Jan 23, 2017 at 12:39 UTC ( #1180151=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^3: Unknown charnames when building Encode
in thread Unknown charnames when building Encode


thank you very much for your input. I found the source of my problems: is missing in AIX:
perl@t72:/usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.20.1/unicore $ ls Blocks.txt SpecialCas +ing.txt NamedSequences.txt To + lib

compare that to my linux distribution:
perl@pod-racer:/usr/share/perl/5.18/unicore $ ls Blocks.txt lib Spec +ialCasing.txt NamedSequences.txt To + version

As is generated during the compilation of perl, the necessary program mktables was not to be found on the AIX System, as I does not seem to be delivered with a packaged perl.

Solution to this: Download the perl-Version which is installed from CPAN into a temporary directory. On AIX 7.2 I have perl 5.20, so I download perl 5.20 from cpan (

Extract it, and cd to lib/unicore. There you can find the mktables program. Then generate the unicode files:

chmod 755 mktables ./mktables

This generates a bunch of files, including I diffed all newly generated files against the ones from my systems perl and found no difference, so I only copied to my systems unicore-path. The Errors then vanished.

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