perlivp



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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:

           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:

           ok 1
           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.  Cor-
           rect 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 con-
           ducting 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 installa-
       tion:\n";
           One or more files turned up missing according to a run of "ExtU-
           tils::Installed -> validate()" over your installation.  Correct by
           conducting a proper installation.

       * print "# Perl header ‘$_’ does not appear to be properly
       installed.\n";
           Correct by running h2ph over your system’s C header files.  If nec-
           essary, edit the resulting *.ph files to eliminate perl syntax
           errors.

       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



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