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Re: More newbie setup stuff...

On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, Andrew Akins wrote:

>   Checking for languages ... de_DECan't locate Getopt/Long.pm in @INC at
> /usr/sbin/chmanconfig line 38.
> BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/sbin/chmanconfig line 38.
> Any idea what this means? Any suggestions?

This means you've encountered a (reported, and last I checked still open)
bug in mandb.  The problem is that mandb's configuration script uses a
perl module that isn't in the standard miniature perl that comes with the
base distribution.  (this is truly EVIL, especially for poor souls who try
to set Debian up on machines with little HD space)  There are then two
relatively easy solutions:
1) install the perl package before installing mandb.
2) make the directory /usr/local/lib/site_perl/Getopt/ and place the
file Long.pm from any full perl5 install therein.  If you don't happen 
to have a full perl install handy, I've temporarily made Long.pm available
as: http://www.math.jhu.edu/~martind/Long.pm

> Tonight...gonna try and install X :)

You think you've had problems so far?  Tonight should be fun...

By the way - in looking into this, I tried to discover just what the base
perl installation _does_ have - unlike elvis-tiny, there doesn't seem to
be a package "perl-tiny" or whatnot that contains this little perl.  Is
there somewhere a list of every file on a base-only Debian system that
would tell me which package contains the base perl, and what modules are
included in the tiny perl included in the base install?


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