Force installing CPAN module

Hi,

I'll definitely preface this by saying it has been some time since I've used Linux, and I've never dealt with Perl Modules before, so I could just be being dumb here. :)

I'm running into problems with the install of Apache::Session and DBD::MySQL 2.0416. I've combed the archives of messages to this list and found a command to force the install of the Apache::Session module (perl -MCPAN -e'force install Apache::Session') but that still didn't work; the tail end of the error message is:

Failed 2/18 test scripts, 88.89% okay. 0/89 subtests failed, 100.00% okay.

make: *** [test_dynamic] Error 29

/usr/bin/make test – NOT OK

Running make install

make test had returned bad status, won’t install without force

Sooooo...sort of at a loss as to how to even debug this one. I'm not sure if I've hosed things up to the point of reinstalling everything.

I've got a RedHat 7.1 system with MySQL 3.23.36. When I ran "make testdeps" to begin with, I didn't have any of the modules, so I ran "fix testdeps." In doing so, it pretty much rebuilt Perl completely, so that could be my issue.

Thanks for any insight you may have....

Shannon

I’m running into problems with the install of Apache::Session and
DBD::MySQL 2.0416. I’ve combed the archives of messages to this
list and found a command to force the install of the Apache::Session
module (perl -MCPAN -e’force install Apache::Session’) but that still
didn’t work; the tail end of the error message is:

That’s cool. I didn’t know that you could do it on one line like that. Do
CPAN like this:

perl -MCPAN -e shell

and then do the command you want to do from an interactive shell. “install
Apache::Session” is a command I think that you will like to try.

Then you will have a ton of extra debugging information to send us.

Sooooo…sort of at a loss as to how to even debug this one. I’m not sure
if I’ve hosed things up to the point of reinstalling everything.

You aren’t at that point.

I’ve got a RedHat 7.1 system with MySQL 3.23.36. When I ran "make testdeps"
to begin with, I didn’t have any of the modules, so I ran "fix testdeps."
In doing so, it pretty much rebuilt Perl completely, so that could be my
issue.

Interesting. I didn’t use “fix testdeps”, because debian had all of the
modules there for me to “apt-get install”. :slight_smile: I take it "make testdeps"
has much less output now than it did before?

rob