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Hello,
     I am trying to install perl on a sparc20 running solaris 2.5.1.
After giving
# sh Configure
I gave make, but I get the following error :
# /usr/ccs/bin/make
make: Warning: Both 'makefile' and 'Makefile' exist
rm -f libperl.a
ar rcu libperl.a perl.o malloc.o gv.o toke.o perly.o op.o regcomp.o
dump.o
util.
o mg.o hv.o av.o run.o pp_hot.o sv.o pp.o scope.o pp_ctl.o pp_sys.o
doop.o
doio.
o regexec.o taint.o deb.o universal.o globals.o perlio.o
sh: ar: not found
*** Error code 1
make : Fatal error: Command failed for target libperl.a'

I am pretty new to unix, so I am sorry if this is a silly question.
I would be very much obliged if someone could let me know of what the problem is and how do I fix it.
Please reply to jmahtani@hotmail.com.
Waiting for a response.
Jeetandra

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path to ar is missing in your PATH environment variable; add apropriate path in ~/.profile and/or ~/.cshrc
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by:jmahtani
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Thanks ahoffmann. I did not realize the error was being caused due to ar being not in my path. I added it to my path and was able to successfully build perl.
Thanks.
Jeetandra.
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