Follow-Up: Problem Installing Perl Modules for RT 3.4.2 on OS X 10.4.1

The response I received to my posting (see below) was a polite STFW
(search the “funny” web) with a solution URL (thank you!). I’d actually
Googled but tried some failing module names rather than the error message

The good news is that it’s now possible to install RT on a “stock” Mac OS
X 10.4.1 system using OS X’s Perl 5.8.6, Apache 1.3.33 and mod_perl …
no compiling needed (well, other than all the added Perl modules, but
CPAN makes that rather painless modulo some manual installs). In our
case, I installed MySQL 4.1.12 (medium config) using the installer
available from and the whole thing is running on a 1998-vintage
Beige G3/400 MHz, 67 MHz bus, 512 MB memory, 6 MB (non)video (that 6 is
not a typo!) with older IBM 80 GB 7200 RPM disk.

The system seems to be working fine, but we don’t really stress it with
many concurrent users, etc., so YMMV. I upgraded from RT 3.0.3 and we
have 15 queues and just under 1,000 tickets. The performance is much
improved (even running on such a relic system), e.g.:

To RT’s home page:
2.7 sec. when system is idle
16 sec. when system’s processor is already at 100%

To show a ticket that has 19 entries:
8.6 sec. when system is idle
46 sec. when system’s processor is already at 100%

To execute a search that yields 15 tickets:
2.3 sec. when system is idle
12 sec. when system’s processor is already at 100%

Original List Posting:
Dozens of Perl modules have installed without problems (via CPAN), but
trying to satisfy the dependencies leads to installing XML-RSS-1.05 which
eventually leads to the following errors. Anyone have a solution to this
(OS X 10.4.1 is up-to-date and fairly “vanilla”)?

Checking if your kit is complete…
Looks good
Writing Makefile for XML::NamespaceSupport
make[1]: *** No rule to make target
/System/Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/CORE/config.h', needed byMakefile’. Stop.
/usr/bin/make – NOT OK
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Bryan Derman
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