 
Cannot install perl module on Linux RH 8 Posted by duuR (duuR), 10 January 2003 Hi all,As I'm quite new to Linux and Perl I'm having some difficulties now which I'm unable to solve using Google I'm trying to install the Math::LP::Solve module but to no avail. I first tried installing the Math::LP module by typing: perl MCPAN e 'install Math::LP' and it warned me about some prerequisites not found on my system and prepended them to the queue. I confirmed that it should prepend them. But in the end it didn't install correctly. Only modules installed were Math::LinearCombination and Math::SimpleVariable. It ended in something like:  Running make install make test had returned bad status, won't install without force  It seemed that the Math::LP::Solve module caused the failure so I tried installing only the Math::LP::Solve module. This is the output:  [root@unavailable cgibin]# perl MCPAN e 'install Math::LP::Solve' CPAN: Storable loaded ok Going to read /root/.cpan/Metadata Database was generated on Mon, 06 Jan 2003 15:17:21 GMT Running install for module Math::LP::Solve Running make for W/WI/WIMV/MathLPSolve3.03.tar.gz CPAN: Digest::MD5 loaded ok CPAN: Compress::Zlib loaded ok Checksum for /root/.cpan/sources/authors/id/W/WI/WIMV/MathLPSolve3.03.tar.gz ok Scanning cache /root/.cpan/build for sizes MathLPSolve3.03/ MathLPSolve3.03/t/ MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex3.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex4.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex1.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex5.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex2.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex6.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex3.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex4.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex1.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex5.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex6.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex2.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/print_solution.pl MathLPSolve3.03/t/02regress.t MathLPSolve3.03/t/01solve.t MathLPSolve3.03/t/round_numbers.pl MathLPSolve3.03/README MathLPSolve3.03/MANIFEST MathLPSolve3.03/Changes MathLPSolve3.03/Makefile.PL MathLPSolve3.03/contrib/ MathLPSolve3.03/contrib/add_pm_version_number.pl MathLPSolve3.03/contrib/export_swigged_symbols.pl MathLPSolve3.03/Solve.c MathLPSolve3.03/Solve.pod MathLPSolve3.03/Solve.pm MathLPSolve3.03/Solve.i Removing previously used /root/.cpan/build/MathLPSolve3.03 CPAN.pm: Going to build W/WI/WIMV/MathLPSolve3.03.tar.gz *** You do not have a lp_solve_3.2 directory yet. *** I will extract it for you from lp_solve_3.2.tar.gz. *** But first I need to download lp_solve_3.2.tar.gz to the current directory. Fetching ftp://ftp.ics.ele.tue.nl/pub/lp_solve/lp_solve_3.2.tar.gz ... ############################################################################ #################### Extracting lp_solve_3.2.tar.gz ... *** You do not have lp_solve_3.2/liblpk.a yet. *** I will attempt to compile it for you. Compiling in lp_solve_3.2 with `cd lp_solve_3.2 && make liblpk.a CC="gcc" CFLAGS=" O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic" LEX="lex" MATHLIB="lm" YACC="yacc" && cd /root/.cpan/build/MathLPSolve3.03' ... gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o lpkit.o lpkit.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o solve.o solve.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o debug.o debug.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o read.o read.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o readmps.o readmps.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o hash.o hash.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o presolve.o presolve.c yacc lp.y mv y.tab.c lp.c lex lex.l mv lex.yy.c lex.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o lp.o lp.c In file included from lp.y:203: lex.c:267: conflicting types for `yytext' lpglob.h:38: previous declaration of `yytext' make: *** [lp.o] Error 1 *** Oops! Compilation failed. *** I will cleanup and recompile with other flags if available ... Cleaning up with `cd lp_solve_3.2 && make clean && cd /root/.cpan/build/MathLPSolve3.03' ... rm f *.a *.o TAGS lex.c lp.c demo lp_solve lp2mps mps2lp .pure .softdebughist datafile Compiling in lp_solve_3.2 with `cd lp_solve_3.2 && make liblpk.a CC="gcc" CFLAGS=" O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic" LEX="flex l" LEXLIB="lfl" MATHLIB="lm" && cd /root/.cpan/build/MathLPSolve3.03' ... gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o lpkit.o lpkit.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o solve.o solve.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o debug.o debug.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o read.o read.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o readmps.o readmps.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o hash.o hash.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o presolve.o presolve.c bison y lp.y mv y.tab.c lp.c flex l lex.l mv lex.yy.c lex.c gcc O2 march=i386 mcpu=i686 fpic c o lp.o lp.c ar rv liblpk.a lpkit.o solve.o debug.o read.o readmps.o hash.o presolve.o lp.o a  lpkit.o a  solve.o a  debug.o a  read.o a  readmps.o a  hash.o a  presolve.o a  lp.o ranlib liblpk.a Compilation OK. *** Nice! I succeeded in compiling lp_solve_3.2/liblpk.a. Checking if your kit is complete... Looks good Warning: Llp_solve_3.2 changed to L/root/.cpan/build/MathLPSolve3.03/lp_solve_3.2 Writing Makefile for Math::LP::Solve cp Solve.pm blib/lib/Math/LP/Solve.pm cp Solve.pod blib/lib/Math/LP/Solve.pod make: Circular Solve.i < Solve.c dependency dropped. gcc c Ilp_solve_3.2 D_REENTRANT D_GNU_SOURCE fnostrictaliasing D_LA RGEFILE_SOURCE D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 I/usr/include/gdbm O2 march=i386 m cpu=i686 DVERSION=\"3.03\" DXS_VERSION=\"3.03\" fpic "I/usr/lib/perl5/5.8.0/i386linuxthreadmulti/CORE" Solve.c Solve.c: In function `_swig_create_magic': Solve.c:416: warning: assignment from incompatible pointer type Solve.c:417: warning: assignment from incompatible pointer type In file included from Solve.c:444: lp_solve_3.2/lpkit.h:471:17: macro "yyparse" passed 1 arguments, but takes just 0 Solve.c: At top level: Solve.c:5671: conflicting types for `boot_Math__LP__Solve' Solve.c:431: previous declaration of `boot_Math__LP__Solve' make: *** [Solve.o] Error 1 /usr/bin/make  NOT OK Running make test Can't test without successful make Running make install make had returned bad status, install seems impossible  I've tried reinstalling RedHat 8.0 but it was exactly the same. Any help would be appreciated. Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 10 January 2003 That's not going to be a quick one to answer! I've noted your post and I'll look at it / answer more fully in the next 24 hoursPosted by duuR (duuR), 10 January 2003 Thanks for the quick response, a search for precompiled versions didn't yield anything either.Posted by John_Moylan (jfp), 10 January 2003 Hmmm, I was curious and tried to install it too.perl MCPAN e shell cpan> install Math::LP And installed wihtout problems on RH 7.3 Probably not what you wanted to hear, but it's one more variable out the way. jfp Posted by duuR (duuR), 10 January 2003 That would suggest it's RH 8 related. I did install all the available RH 'fixes' so it might be a bug. If all else fails I could always install RH 7 because I do need that module.Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 11 January 2003 I've just had a further chance to look at the original logs, and read the follow ups too ... it looks to me like the underlying problem is not with the CPAN module itself, but with the underlying module that it downloads from ftp://ftp.ics.ele.tue.nl/pub/lp_solve/lp_solve_3.2.tar.gz; as a wild guess there's a problem at the "cpp"  C PreProcessor  level as the system adjusts the source code in C to suit the architecture of the computer that it's running on.I don't have a RH8 system to hand ... so I can't start dooing any experiments here; if I had, I guess I would proceed: 1. Reproduce the problem in RH8 2. Check that there was no problem in RH7 (just in case there's something else different between jfp and duuR's systems) 3. Try to install the lp_solve library outside the CPAN loader (i.e. grab a copy of the file from the dutch site). Have a look and see if there's a README or INSTALL file in the tar file containing the lp_solve library  tips, techniques, contacts; it's quite possible that the authors HAVE come across the problem with RH8, but that the automated procedure to install the module that's part of the CPAN doesn't reflect advise and instructions that they have added to their documentation. Not a "here is how you solve the problem" answer, I'm afraid, but some pointers and ideas that may help you along towards that answer. Hope it helps  Graham Posted by duuR (duuR), 14 January 2003 Maybe I was a bit over enthusiastic when installing RH8.0 and would RH7.* better suit my needs. A friend has RH7.4 or 7.3, I might try and install that.Copies of the module from outside CPAN had the same results. I have notified the author but no reply as yet. As soon as I have it fixed I will post a message. Posted by admin (Graham Ellis), 15 January 2003 Quote:
Much appreciated  Graham Posted by duuR (duuR), 1 March 2003 Alas, no joy...I installed version 7.3 and it did not install either. This time the error messages are a bit different though. First I did this: perl MCPAN e 'install Math::LP' This ended in error messages stating it could not find LP::Solve in @inc. So I did this: perl MCPAN e 'install Math::LP::Solve' CPAN: Storable loaded ok Going to read /root/.cpan/Metadata Database was generated on Sat, 01 Mar 2003 03:11:15 GMT Running install for module Math::LP::Solve Running make for W/WI/WIMV/MathLPSolve3.03.tar.gz CPAN: MD5 security checks disabled because MD5 not installed. Please consider installing the MD5 module. Scanning cache /root/.cpan/build for sizes MathLPSolve3.03/ MathLPSolve3.03/t/ MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex3.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex4.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex1.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex5.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex2.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex6.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex3.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex4.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex1.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex5.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex6.lp MathLPSolve3.03/t/lp_examples/ex2.out MathLPSolve3.03/t/print_solution.pl MathLPSolve3.03/t/02regress.t MathLPSolve3.03/t/01solve.t MathLPSolve3.03/t/round_numbers.pl MathLPSolve3.03/README MathLPSolve3.03/MANIFEST MathLPSolve3.03/Changes MathLPSolve3.03/Makefile.PL MathLPSolve3.03/contrib/ MathLPSolve3.03/contrib/add_pm_version_number.pl MathLPSolve3.03/contrib/export_swigged_symbols.pl MathLPSolve3.03/Solve.c MathLPSolve3.03/Solve.pod MathLPSolve3.03/Solve.pm MathLPSolve3.03/Solve.i Removing previously used /root/.cpan/build/MathLPSolve3.03 CPAN.pm: Going to build W/WI/WIMV/MathLPSolve3.03.tar.gz *** You do not have a lp_solve_3.2 directory yet. *** I will extract it for you from lp_solve_3.2.tar.gz. *** But first I need to download lp_solve_3.2.tar.gz to the current directory. Fetching ftp://ftp.ics.ele.tue.nl/pub/lp_solve/lp_solve_3.2.tar.gz ... ################################################################################################ Extracting lp_solve_3.2.tar.gz ... Could not untar `lp_solve_3.2.tar.gz' Running make test Make had some problems, maybe interrupted? Won't test Running make install Make had some problems, maybe interrupted? Won't install The author did not reply either so I'm in a bit of a puddle. Does anyone know what seems to be the problem? I can manually untar stuff so it is installed... Thanks in advance, I'm about to give in to this... Ruud Posted by duuR (duuR), 2 March 2003 Results at last! After the error messages I installed the Bundle::CPAN. After that I tried the installation again and it installed without any errors. I tried the same with RH 8.0 and that did not help then. So it does seem that the LP package is not yet suitable for RH 8.0. The error messages I got with RH 8.0 where C related I think. Could one of you tell me what this Bundle::CPAN thingie does, the text is a bit unclear to me. This page is a thread posted to the opentalk forum
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