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PERLIVP(1)			 Perl Programmers Reference Guide		       PERLIVP(1)

NAME
       perlivp - Perl Installation Verification Procedure

SYNOPSIS
       perlivp [-p] [-v] [-h]

DESCRIPTION
       The perlivp program is set up at Perl source code build time to test the Perl version it
       was built under.  It can be used after running:

	   make install

       (or your platform's equivalent procedure) to verify that perl and its libraries have been
       installed correctly.  A correct installation is verified by output that looks like:

	   ok 1
	   ok 2

       etc.

OPTIONS
       -h help
	    Prints out a brief help message.

       -p print preface
	    Gives a description of each test prior to performing it.

       -v verbose
	    Gives more detailed information about each test, after it has been performed.  Note
	    that any failed tests ought to print out some extra information whether or not -v is
	    thrown.

DIAGNOSTICS
       o   print "# Perl binary '$perlpath' does not appear executable.\n";

	   Likely to occur for a perl binary that was not properly installed.  Correct by
	   conducting a proper installation.

       o   print "# Perl version '$]' installed, expected $ivp_VERSION.\n";

	   Likely to occur for a perl that was not properly installed.	Correct by conducting a
	   proper installation.

       o   print "# Perl \@INC directory '$_' does not appear to exist.\n";

	   Likely to occur for a perl library tree that was not properly installed.  Correct by
	   conducting a proper installation.

       o   print "# Needed module '$_' does not appear to be properly installed.\n";

	   One of the two modules that is used by perlivp was not present in the installation.
	   This is a serious error since it adversely affects perlivp's ability to function.  You
	   may be able to correct this by performing a proper perl installation.

       o   print "# Required module '$_' does not appear to be properly installed.\n";

	   An attempt to "eval "require $module"" failed, even though the list of extensions
	   indicated that it should succeed.  Correct by conducting a proper installation.

       o   print "# Unnecessary module 'bLuRfle' appears to be installed.\n";

	   This test not coming out ok could indicate that you have in fact installed a
	   bLuRfle.pm module or that the "eval " require \"$module_name.pm\"; "" test may give
	   misleading results with your installation of perl.  If yours is the latter case then
	   please let the author know.

       o   print "# file",+($#missing == 0) ? '' : 's'," missing from installation:\n";

	   One or more files turned up missing according to a run of "ExtUtils::Installed ->
	   validate()" over your installation.	Correct by conducting a proper installation.

       For further information on how to conduct a proper installation consult the INSTALL file
       that comes with the perl source and the README file for your platform.

AUTHOR
       Peter Prymmer

perl v5.16.3				    2014-06-17				       PERLIVP(1)
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