PERLIVP(1) Perl Programmers Reference Guide PERLIVP(1)
perlivp - Perl Installation Verification Procedure
perlivp [-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.
-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 thrown.
* print "# Perl binary ‘$perlpath’ does not appear executable.\n";
Likely to occur for a perl binary that was not properly installed.
Correct by conducting a proper installation.
* print "# Perl version ‘$]’ installed, expected $ivp_VERSION.\n";
Likely to occur for a perl that was not properly installed. Cor-
rect by conducting a proper installation.
* print "# Perl \@INC directory ‘$_’ 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 ‘$_’ does not appear to be properly
One of the two modules that is used by perlivp was not present in
the installation. This is a serious error since it adversely
affects perlivp’s ability to function. You may be able to correct
this by performing a proper perl installation.
* print "# Required module ‘$_’ does not appear to be properly
An attempt to "eval "require $module"" failed, even though the list
of extensions indicated that it should succeed. Correct by con-
ducting a proper installation.
* print "# Unnecessary module ‘bLuRfle’ appears to be installed.\n";
This test not coming out ok could indicate that you have in fact
installed a bLuRfle.pm module or that the "eval " require
\"$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.
* print "# file",+($#missing == 0) ? ’’ : ’s’," missing from installa-
One or more files turned up missing according to a run of "ExtU-
tils::Installed -> validate()" over your installation. Correct by
conducting a proper installation.
* print "# Perl header ‘$_’ does not appear to be properly
Correct by running h2ph over your system’s C header files. If nec-
essary, edit the resulting *.ph files to eliminate perl syntax
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.
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