I am trying to build a 64 bit Perl from source on my home directory (as
non root) on Solaris 10. I downloaded the most current stable version
of Perl 5.8.8
from CPAN. I'm using the Solaris gcc compiler in
/usr/local/bin/gcc which is version 3.4.6
. I get through the Configure
step OK but fail when trying to run make. The tail of the output is
listed below. I have searched the internet for others with this problem
but have not been able to find a solution. I have read the README file
for Solaris, the INSTALL notes and have looked through the hints script.
I am not a sysadmin so my options are limited - I cannot install a
different gcc compiler or make any changes to the system directories.
My objective is to have my own version of Perl so I can add the DBI and
I am running Configure this way. I am taking all the defaults except I
remove directory /usr/lib as mentioned in the Solaris README notes.
sh ./Configure -Dprefix=/home/fred/perl_5.8.8
-Aldflags="-mcpu=v9 -m64" -Alddlflags="-mcpu=v9 -m64 -G"