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Manual Reference Pages  - PERLIVP (1)

NAME

perlivp - Perl Installation Verification Procedure

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

perlivp [-a] [-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.
-a run all tests Normally tests for optional features are skipped. With -a all tests are executed.
-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

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o print # Perl header ‘$_’ does not appear to be properly installed.\n;

Correct by running h2ph over your system’s C header files. If necessary, 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


perl v5.14.2 PERLIVP (1) 2013-09-29
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