New to list (with baggage)

Nicholas Clark nick at
Wed Dec 6 15:21:16 GMT 2006

On Wed, Dec 06, 2006 at 12:16:11PM -0000, Cullen, Lee (Treasury) wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I'm new to the list - Hooray!
> But also come bearing a problem - Boo!

And it's "off topic" :-)

> To do so, I need to install 2 versions of the same module.  Not possible...
> :-(

Not into the same tree. No

As an alternative to only you could opt to call

Makefile.PL PREFIX=/somewhere/new

and then add that to the front of @INC (possibly with the PERL5OPT env var)
so that you can force loading of your new versions to test them.
(Not tested)

> Installing /hfx/opt/perl-5.8/lib/version/5.8.0/1.53/DBI/Changes.yaml
> Can't open /hfx/opt/perl-5.8/lib/version/5.8.0/1.53/DBI/Changes.yaml for
> output
>  at /hfx/opt/perl-5.8/lib/site_perl/5.8.0/ line 411
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted.

> Any help greatly appreciated.

Is it as simple as one of the directories in the path to that Changes.yaml
not existing, and the code that tries to open the file doesn't check to see
if the path exists?

> [Also, as an [OT] addendum Spike > Buffy]

Mmm, isn't that On Topic? :-)

Nicholas Clark

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