[csw-users] Getting Perl and CPAN to play nice with opencsw

Larry Siden lsiden at westside-consulting.com
Fri Jan 6 10:00:03 CET 2012

I should 'fess up that I did modify the setting -O3 (super-aggressive
optimization) to -O2 (optimizations that don't require space-time
trade-offs).  That was my personal choice.  Maintainers may have a valid
reason for having set it to -O3 and may want to change it back.

Larry Siden,
Westside Consulting LLC

2012/1/6 Larry Siden <lsiden at westside-consulting.com>

> At last, some progress.
> I'm attaching my copy of /opt/csw/lib/perl/5.10.1/Config_heavy.pl.  The
> modifications I made made it possible for me to build Perl modules that
> required use of the C/C++ compiler and linker, such as DBI.  Even though I
> could change the paths to these components from within cpan, via "o conf
> ..." or in CPAN/Config.pm, without changing other command-line options,
> such as "-KPIC" or "-xO3", gcc would simply refuse to continue, and I could
> find no other way than to change them in Config_heavy.pl.
> The real solution, of course, is for maintainers to rebuild the OpenCSW
> release of Perl using gcc and related packages installed by OpenCSW so that
> the paths and options will be correct from the get-go, because
> Config_heavy.pl (and Config.pm that includes it) are supposed to reflect
> the same commands and options that a given distro of Perl was built with.
> Since I have a soft spot in my heart for Perl, I would be happy to
> contribute to this effort if my current employer will permit me to use his
> equipment for this purpose, because I don't have any other Solaris system
> at my disposal.  It's his "house" so I gotta abide by his rules! :)
> I will also post this information to
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8740443/how-to-change-default-cflags-for-makemaker
> Larry Siden,
> Westside Consulting LLC
> westside-consulting.com
> 734-926-9614
> On Thu, Jan 5, 2012 at 6:03 AM, Larry Siden <
> lsiden at westside-consulting.com> wrote:
>> Please see my post at
>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8740443/how-to-change-default-cflags-for-makemaker
>> It's about the experience I've been having trying to enable CPAN to build
>> Perl modules.
>> I've attached CPAN/Config.pm
>> For the record:
>> $pkgutil -c perl
>>     package                   installed                 catalog
>>     CSWperl                   5.10.1,REV=2011.01.15     SAME
>> Larry Siden,
>> Westside Consulting LLC
>> westside-consulting.com
>> 734-926-9614
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