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Bug 52012 - Perl modules fail to install with perl 5.8.0
Summary: Perl modules fail to install with perl 5.8.0
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All All
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Perl team
Depends on:
Reported: 2004-05-25 07:46 UTC by Patrick Lynch
Modified: 2004-08-18 09:19 UTC (History)
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Description Patrick Lynch 2004-05-25 07:46:00 UTC
Affects: samba 3 upgrading

Installing a perl module, such as perl-ldap, fails under perl 5.8.0
Sandbox access violations are caused, because MakeMaker in perl 5.8.0 does not support DESTDIR.

Quick Solution: Upgrade to perl 5.8.2

Recent(?) changes to perl-modules.eclass enforce that the ExtUtils::MakeMaker individual package needs to be uninstalled(via a block), as MakeMaker is now built into perl.

Problem is, the MakeMaker built into perl 5.8.0 does not support the DESTDIR directive, required for proper portage installation ( due to its temp installation directory nature).

Permanent Solution:
The individual ExtUtils::MakeMaker package should not block perl modules unless the system has perl 5.8.2 installed.
Comment 1 Michael Cummings (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-06-13 07:32:35 UTC
Unfortunately, you've misunderstood the problem. ExtUtils-MakeMaker is and has always been a core package of perl. The ebuild for makemaker exists to help older systems, such as yours. However, perl 5.8.2 has been marked stable for archs for over 6 months now, and our ability to continue backwards support is phased out. Can you upgrade your perl version or is there a reason to stay at a lower version?
Comment 2 Michael Cummings (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-18 09:19:08 UTC
no response