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20070425 Wednesday April 25, 2007

Intel Migration Pain With Perl

There's a bunch of code that I haven't had to work on in months. Some of it predates my migration from PPC Powerbook to the Intel based MacBook Pro. Now that I'm dusting this stuff off, I'm running to binary incompatibilities that are messin' with my head. My recompiled my Apache 1.3/mod_perl installation just fine but doing a CVS up on the code I need to work on and updating the installation, there's a new CPAN dependency. No problem, use the CPAN shell. Oh, Class::Std::Utils depends on version.pm and it's ... the wrong architecture. Re-install version.pm. Next, XMLRPC::Lite is unhappy 'cause it depends on XML::Parser::Expat and it's ... the wrong architecture.


The typical error looks like

mach-o, but wrong architecture at /System/Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/DynaLoader.pm
I just said "screw it" and typed "cpan -r" ... which looks to be the moral equivalent of "make world" from back in my FreeBSD days. Everything that has an XS interface just needs to be recompiled.

Compiling... compiling... compiling. I guess that'll give me time to write a blog post about it. OK, that's done, seems to have fixed things: back to work.


( Apr 25 2007, 05:19:37 PM PDT ) Permalink


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