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Re: Fwd: perl java jpl in woody

On Wed, Jun 02, 2004 at 03:25:58PM +0100, Dave Howorth wrote:
>I want to combine Perl and Java - run some Perl code inside a Java
>program. On CPAN, I've found something called JPL that appears to do
>this. If I've read CPAN correctly, JPL is shipped as part of the Perl
>5.6.1 release, so it's not available as a separate release (except for
>an obsolete version)
>But I can't seem to find it on my Woody system. perldoc fails for any of
>the modules listed on CPAN, such as JPL::Class. There should be a
>directory called 'jpl' but find / -name '*jpl*' turns up nothing.
>So perhaps it is shipped in a separate Debian package? But I can't
>locate one on the Debian site.
>Does anybody know anything about how to get JPL working on a Debian
>Woody system?  Any hints about whether it actually does what I want or
>whether there are other ways to call Perl from Java would also be helpful.

JPL is indeed included in the perl source.  It is however not
built/installed by default nor is there a Configure option to build

I'd not actually looked at it prior to your message, although it seems
that you should be able to fetch the perl source (either from CPAN, or
via "apt-get source perl") and follow the instructions in jpl/README.


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