Building perl on OS X 10.5
david at cantrell.org.uk
Mon Oct 6 13:19:40 BST 2008
On Fri, Oct 03, 2008 at 02:09:03PM +0100, David Cantrell wrote:
> Anyone got a clue for me on how to build perl (5.8.8 or 5.10.0) on OS X
> 10.5/Intel? It's being bad naughty software and failing gdbm-ish tests.
The problem was that when I set up my shiny new Intel laptop it offered
to copy all my settings and data from my old PPC laptop. That included
/usr/local. Which included a PPC-only GDBM library.
While OS X is clever enough to be able to run PPC software, including a
PPC build of perl, what it can't do is link PPC libraries with an x86
executable. So everything appeared to build OK, but tests failed.
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