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Perl build failed on Solaris 2.8 !!!

by pijush (Scribe)
on Aug 17, 2004 at 07:56 UTC ( #383576=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

pijush has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi Monks!

I am trying to build perl on Solaris 2.8 system from the CPAN source code using gcc 3.3. I executed configure successfully, but when I executed make, it is giving following error.

make: Warning: Both `makefile' and `Makefile' exist
`sh cflags libperl.a miniperlmain.o` miniperlmain.c
CCCMD = gcc -DPERL_CORE -c -fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/local/include -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE -
In file included from /usr/include/netinet/in.h:41,
from perl.h:649,
from miniperlmain.c:12:
/usr/include/sys/stream.h:307: error: parse error before "projid_t"
In file included from perl.h:663,
from miniperlmain.c:12:
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:274: error: parse error before "blksize_t"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:278: error: parse error before '}' token
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:334: error: parse error before "blksize_t"
/usr/include/sys/stat.h:338: error: parse error before '}' token
*** Error code 1
make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `miniperlmain.o'

Any pointers why this is giving such error. However I built perl successfully on HP-UX and Linux system using same source code and using gcc.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Perl build failed on Solaris 2.8 !!!
by dave_the_m (Monsignor) on Aug 17, 2004 at 08:30 UTC
    Explicitly telling configure to use gcc makes a lot of solaris/gcc problems go away:
    sh Configure -Dcc=gcc


      I have also tried this option. But luck is not with me. Again that error arrived.
Re: Perl build failed on Solaris 2.8 !!!
by coreolyn (Parson) on Aug 17, 2004 at 11:58 UTC

    I've built Perl many times on 2.8 but not a recent ( past year version ). I do recall one of the gotcha's was making sure that the solaris c libs were not still in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

Re: Perl build failed on Solaris 2.8 !!! (#define)
by tye (Sage) on Aug 17, 2004 at 13:32 UTC

    I'd bet money that you've got a problem with a conflict due to a #define.

    My next step would be to look at and before line 307 of /usr/include/sys/stream.h to find any words before projid_t and search through all of Perl's *.h for those word(s).

    - tye        

      I had a similar problem with building pam ldap software on Solaris. Although it's been over a year. I noticed /usr/include/sys is being used. You may want to try modifying your Makefile so that it points to the headerfiles used by gcc. This may end up in /usr/local/lib depending on were gcc was installed.
Re: Perl build failed on Solaris 2.8 !!!
by neilh (Pilgrim) on Aug 17, 2004 at 08:03 UTC
    I can't really help you with this error, but have you considered grabbing:

    Sunfreeware Perl


      Thanks for the link.

      But I need to install SSleay and openssl module after installing perl and for these module I need to compile perl with gcc first. That is why I try to build perl using gcc.

Re: Perl build failed on Solaris 2.8 !!!
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Aug 18, 2004 at 02:59 UTC
    Although I have no real help with your immediate problem, I am in the process of helping my current employer convert several Solaris boxes to RH ES3, because of similar issues. I couldn't get Net::SFTP to install, nor other modules, because of dependencies that wouldn't compile. On RH ES3, they compile without issue.

    We are the carpenters and bricklayers of the Information Age.

    Then there are Damian modules.... *sigh* ... that's not about being less-lazy -- that's about being on some really good drugs -- you know, there is no spoon. - flyingmoose

    I shouldn't have to say this, but any code, unless otherwise stated, is untested

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