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From Niels Larsen <>
Subject Re: Compiling Perl + mod_perl on 64-bit linux
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2008 19:53:18 GMT
Thats what I would do too. The CGI::Builder author seems to be
available to help (, perhaps for pay, but
maybe he wont charge for compile- and bug-fixing.


Dan Axtell wrote:
> On Tuesday 26 August 2008 2:28:46 pm Niels Larsen wrote:
>> I dont have a good answer. But editing the Makefile may hide the real
>> error .. which error appears when not editing the Makefile, and Google
>> with that error, no hints? what happens if -Dloclibpth="/usr/lib64"
>> is omitted? and of curiosity, what was the reason for going back to
>> perl 5.8 from 5.10? (i feel 5.10 is less stable than 5.8, but doesnt
>> get in my way).
> I think if I leave out /usr/lib64, perl won't compile.   I've tried so many 
> variations they kind of blend together
> The make command gives this error:
> make: *** No rule to make target `<command-line>', needed by `miniperlmain.o'.
> Stop
> doing make -f Makefile let's perl compile, except for x2p, which gives a 
> similar error.  I've worked around this by taking out lines from the makefile 
> like:
> av$(OBJ_EXT): <command-line>
> The main reason for wanting 5.8.x is I have some legacy apps that use 
> CGI::Builder, which won't compile under 5.10.  At this point I'm going to 
> focus on getting it to build on 5.10, since that actually has  a working 
> mod_perl binary for my AMD64  box.
> Thanks for the help so far.

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