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Greetings!! I recently installed Redhat 9 on my Dell Inspiron; I have written a fair number of programs in PERL on my other PC under Microcrap Windows 2000, and have ...
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    Perl PPM Instalaltion Issues


    Greetings!!
    I recently installed Redhat 9 on my Dell Inspiron; I have written a fair number of programs in PERL on my other PC under Microcrap Windows 2000, and have had difficulty getting the essentials installed in Linux. I need to install PerlMagick; I have the ppd file which I installed with Perl's PPM under windows without a problem. When I try it on Linux, I get errors saying it cannot find PPM.pm; I have downlaoded numerous rpms including:
    perl-PPM-2.1.6-8.i386.rpm
    When I tried installing this, I got a slew of other required things, including SOAP-Lite, MIME-Lite, XML ValidatingElement, etc. All of which I installed; but when I try to install the above RPM, I still get errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrorrrrrssss!!
    Any assistance would rock!!!
    Frustrated Dave......
    Dave

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    Dave,

    Have you looked at the CPAN.pm module? PPM is good for ActiveState Perl on Win* but I wouldn't go through installing it on Linux unless you really really want it.

    You can play with it a bit by doing
    Code:
    perl -MCPAN -e shell
    while I look for a box that has an external internet connection. I'll see if I can post a few more details on installing the module are you working on.
    [ [ SykkN alloc ] initWithThePowerTo: destroyYouAll ];
    /* Don\'t make me use it! */

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    SWEEEEEEEEEEEEET!!
    Unfortunately, I do not have that machine here at work with me, but T-minus 3 hours and counting plus a horrible DC commute and then I'm all over it!!!!!
    Thanks for the assistance!
    Dave :P

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    Here we go ... load cpan ... perl -MCPAN -e shell ... I just use the default config, so unless you wanna tweek say no when it asks if your ready for manual config. Once you get the cpan> shell say 'install Image::Magick' and it'll ask you if you want to install requirements ... say yes ... it may ask you to install a few 'optional' packages. I usually ignore these. Hope that'll get you where you wanna go.

    Quick note -> Image::Magick == PerlMagick
    [ [ SykkN alloc ] initWithThePowerTo: destroyYouAll ];
    /* Don\'t make me use it! */

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    Well.....
    I got CPAN up and running (awesome!!), and it copied ImageMagick, etc., but a slew of errors came up; Ending with:

    ================================================== ==============

    Magick.xs:8081: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
    make: *** [Magick.o] Error 1
    /usr/bin/make -- NOT OK
    Running make test
    Can't test without successful make
    Running make install
    make had returned bad status, install seems impossible
    ================================================== =======
    I have tried it again, and get:
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    cpan> install Image::Magick
    Running install for module Image::Magick
    Running make for J/JC/JCRISTY/PerlMagick-5.56.tar.gz
    Is already unwrapped into directory /root/.cpan/build/PerlMagick-5.56
    Has already been processed within this session
    Running make test
    Can't test without successful make
    Running make install
    make had returned bad status, install seems impossible
    ================================================== =======
    Progress????
    Any further suggestions??
    Thanks in advance for any and all assistance!!!
    I'm gonna play with CPAN now!!
    Dave

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