inetutils issue solved, now wondering about 1 error in perl tests

yayo yayo.75 at katamail.com
Sat Nov 7 12:12:08 PST 2009


Thank both Ken and Chris for your help. It seems that I solved the problem about Inetutils failing at building step.
Which was caused by my mistake, as I supposed (:P).

The Chris' suggestion to check for ncurses and readline with

"ls -l {,/usr}/lib/*curses*" 
"ls -l {,/usr}/lib/*readline*"

helped me discovering that I committed a typo in linking some of the readline libraries.
Relinking them correctly fixed the inetutils compilation failure.

<ken> I think you haven't quite grasped how configure scripts operate!
err.. yes, you're right! It seems so!
: |


Anyway (since I'm here :P) I'm now at Perl chapter.
I'm having 3 failures in the testsuite, one of which (../lib/Net/hostent.t) is surely caused
by another typo I committed in creating the etc/hosts filename. I'm right now going to fix it.

The others 2 are:

  ext/IPC/SysV/t/ipcsysv........................................# cannot proceed: semget() error: 
  # Looks like you planned 17 tests but ran 16.
  FAILED--expected 17 tests, saw 16

  ext/Sys/Syslog/t/syslog.......................................FAILED at test 176


Further investigations (via "setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH `pwd`; cd t; ./perl harness"
as suggested by the test result itself) fixed the ipcsysv.t error but not the syslog.t one:

  ../ext/Sys/Syslog/t/syslog.......................................
  #   Failed test 'setlogsock() should return true: '''
  #   at ../ext/Sys/Syslog/t/syslog.t line 204.
  # Looks like you failed 1 test of 199.
  dubious
  	Test returned status 1 (wstat 256, 0x100)
  DIED. FAILED test 176

If you tell me that this is a critical failure which strictly need to be fixed,
then I'll have to investigate deeply about the causes,
otherwise I'd install perl as it is. Only 1 failed test seems to me a good result.

Thanks again for both help and explanations!
yayo

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