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From Stas Bekman <>
Subject Re: [mp2] modperl2 compile error
Date Mon, 09 May 2005 20:46:10 GMT
Tom Caldwell wrote:
> Stas and Marc,
> So after a week hiatus I was finally able to return to my 
> Perl/ModPerl2/Apache2 woes on my Dell 64bit box running redhat linux.
> When we last left the main saga, I had just rebuilt perl and modperl 
> with the -fPIC flag only to find that the tests for subprocess.t would 
> not work. I tried several suggestions from Stas but nothing worked. Mark 
> suggested recompiling apache as well and that was to be my next step 
> before I was sidelined by other issues.
> When I rebuilt apache today, the modperl tests still failed at 
> subprocess.t even after another modperl rebuild. So I did another 
> reinstall of perl. This time during the configure operation when the 
> script prompted for directories to search for standard libs the defaults 
> were /usr/local/lib /lib /usr/lib (as before). After checking out the 
> original redhat installed version of perl (from rpm vesion 5.8.0), I 
> noticed that it used mostly libs from /lib64 and /usr/lib64. So I 
> overrode the defaults for this question with - /lib /usr/lib /lib64 
> /usr/lib64. Then when I got to the prompt for default libs it had all 
> the ones I needed as the default value which it had failed to do before. 
> I still had to change the link flags from -fpic to -fPIC and replace the 
> default link switches with values I found in the redhat perl, but then 
> all of the tests for perl and modperl passed.
> I did not even have to rebuild apache after that.

Great. Tom any chance you could write a simple step by step document of 
what you have done, including commands for other users who will hit the 
same problem? we can add it to the troubleshooting docs. Thanks!

Stas Bekman            JAm_pH ------> Just Another mod_perl Hacker     mod_perl Guide --->

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