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PERLIVP(1) Perl Programmers Reference Guide PERLIVP(1)
perlivp - Perl Installation Verification Procedure
perlivp [-a] [-p] [-v] [-h]
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:
(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:
Prints out a brief help message.
-a run all tests
Normally tests for optional features are skipped. With -a all tests are executed.
-p print preface
Gives a description of each test prior to performing it.
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
* print "# Perl binary `$perlpath' does not appear executable.\n";
Likely to occur for a perl binary that was not properly installed. Correct by con-
ducting a proper installation.
* print "# Perl version `$]' installed, expected $ivp_VERSION.\n";
Likely to occur for a perl that was not properly installed. Correct by conducting a
* print "# Perl \@INC directory `$_' 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.
* print "# Needed module `$_' does not appear to be properly installed.\n";
One of the two modules that is used by perlivp was not present in the installation.
This is a serious error since it adversely affects perlivp's ability to function. You
may be able to correct this by performing a proper perl installation.
* print "# Required module `$_' does not appear to be properly installed.\n";
An attempt to "eval "require $module"" failed, even though the list of extensions
indicated that it should succeed. Correct by conducting a proper installation.
* print "# Unnecessary module `bLuRfle' appears to be installed.\n";
This test not coming out ok could indicate that you have in fact installed a bLuR-
fle.pm module or that the "eval " require \"$module_name.pm\"; "" test may give mis-
leading results with your installation of perl. If yours is the latter case then
please let the author know.
* print "# file",+($#missing == 0) ? '' : 's'," missing from installation:\n";
One or more files turned up missing according to a run of "ExtUtils::Installed -> val-
idate()" over your installation. Correct by conducting a proper installation.
* print "# Perl header `$_' does not appear to be properly installed.\n";
Correct by running h2ph over your system's C header files. If necessary, edit the
resulting *.ph files to eliminate perl syntax errors.
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.
perl v5.8.9 2009-04-13 PERLIVP(1)
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