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perlivp

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perlivp

NAME

perlivp - Perl Installation Verification Procedure

SYNOPSIS

perlivp [-p] [-v] [-h]

DESCRIPTION

The perlivp program is set up at Perl source code build time to test the Perl version it was built under. It can be used after running:

  1. make install

(or your platform's equivalent procedure) to verify that perl and its libraries have been installed correctly. A correct installation is verified by output that looks like:

  1. ok 1
  2. ok 2

etc.

OPTIONS

  • -h help

    Prints out a brief help message.

  • -p print preface

    Gives a description of each test prior to performing it.

  • -v verbose

    Gives more detailed information about each test, after it has been performed. Note that any failed tests ought to print out some extra information whether or not -v is thrown.

DIAGNOSTICS

  • print "# Perl binary '$perlpath' does not appear executable.\n";

    Likely to occur for a perl binary that was not properly installed. Correct by conducting a proper installation.

  • print "# Perl version '$]' installed, expected $ivp_VERSION.\n";

    Likely to occur for a perl that was not properly installed. Correct by conducting a proper installation.

  • print "# Perl \@INC directory '$_' does not appear to exist.\n";

    Likely to occur for a perl library tree that was not properly installed. Correct by conducting a proper installation.

  • print "# Needed module '$_' does not appear to be properly installed.\n";

    One of the two modules that is used by perlivp was not present in the installation. This is a serious error since it adversely affects perlivp's ability to function. You may be able to correct this by performing a proper perl installation.

  • print "# Required module '$_' does not appear to be properly installed.\n";

    An attempt to eval "require $module" failed, even though the list of extensions indicated that it should succeed. Correct by conducting a proper installation.

  • print "# Unnecessary module 'bLuRfle' appears to be installed.\n";

    This test not coming out ok could indicate that you have in fact installed a bLuRfle.pm module or that the eval " require \"$module_name.pm\"; " test may give misleading results with your installation of perl. If yours is the latter case then please let the author know.

  • print "# file",+($#missing == 0) ? '' : 's'," missing from installation:\n";

    One or more files turned up missing according to a run of ExtUtils::Installed -> validate() over your installation. Correct by conducting a proper installation.

For further information on how to conduct a proper installation consult the INSTALL file that comes with the perl source and the README file for your platform.

AUTHOR

Peter Prymmer