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Re: Where is libperl.so?

Brendan O'Dea wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 14, 2004 at 10:55:37AM +1200, Glenn Ramsey wrote:
>>I use some software, on a stable/testing machine, that contains an
>>embedded perl interpretter. It used to work fine when I had perl 5.8.1
>>but after upgrading to 5.8.3 it no longer works.
>>The problem appears to be that libperl.so does not exist in
>>$Config{archlib}/CORE ie /usr/lib/perl/5.8/CORE. However I can make
>>the software work by symlinking /usr/lib/libperl.so.5.8
>>to /usr/lib/perl/5.8/CORE/libperl.so .
>>According to 'man perlembed' the "perl library" should be in
>>$Config{archlib}/CORE which is where the software looks for it. I
>>assume by "perl library" that the man page means libperl.so.
>>Is this a bug in the software I'm using or in the Debian perl packages?
> apt-get install libperl-dev

Thanks Brendan,

That gets me a libperl.so, but it puts it in /usr/lib and not $Config{archlibexp}/CORE/, which is where this software looks for it and where the man page says it should be.

Is this a bug in the Debian perl package? I also have an installation of Mandrake 10 and that has libperl.so in the above location.

If it's not a bug then what should I tell the developers if I ask them to fix it?


Glenn Ramsey <glenn@componic.co.nz>

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