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compile perl Compress::Zlib on AIX 5.3

Posted on 2006-06-28
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Hi Developers.

I need some help here. I'm currently trying to compile the perl Compress::Zlib module on a AIX 5.3 platform with gcc 3.3.2 installed, but it fails with the following:

root@ebstest # pwd
/.cpan/build/Compress-Zlib-1.41
root@ebstest #
root@ebstest # perl Makefile.PL CC=gcc
Parsing config.in...
Building Zlib enabled
Looks Good.
Up/Downgrade complete.
Checking if your kit is complete...
Looks good
Writing Makefile for Compress::Zlib
root@ebstest # make
cp Zlib.pm blib/lib/Compress/Zlib.pm
AutoSplitting blib/lib/Compress/Zlib.pm (blib/lib/auto/Compress/Zlib)
        /usr/bin/perl -e 'use ExtUtils::Mksymlists;  Mksymlists("NAME" => "Compress::Zlib", "DL_FUNCS" => {  }, "FUNCLIST" => [], "DL_VARS" => []);'
        /usr/bin/perl /usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2/ExtUtils/xsubpp  -typemap /usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2/ExtUtils/typemap -typemap typemap  Zlib.xs > Zlib.xsc && mv Zlib.xsc Zlib.c
        gcc -c  -I./zlib-src  -D_ALL_SOURCE -D_ANSI_C_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE -qmaxmem=16384 -qnoansialias -DUSE_NATIVE_DLOPEN -DNEED_PTHREAD_INIT -q32 -D_LARGE_FILES -qlonglong -O    -DVERSION=\"1.41\"  -DXS_VERSION=\"1.41\"  "-I/usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2/aix-thread-multi/CORE"   Zlib.c
gcc: unrecognized option `-qmaxmem=16384'
gcc: unrecognized option `-qnoansialias'
gcc: unrecognized option `-q32'
gcc: unrecognized option `-qlonglong'
In file included from /usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2/aix-thread-multi/CORE/perl.h:2071,
                 from Zlib.xs:22:
/usr/include/pthread.h:652: error: parse error before '*' token
/usr/include/pthread.h:655: error: parse error before '*' token
/usr/include/pthread.h:658: error: parse error before '*' token
/usr/include/pthread.h:661: error: parse error before '*' token
/usr/include/pthread.h:664: error: parse error before '*' token
/usr/include/pthread.h:672: error: parse error before '*' token
/usr/include/pthread.h:675: error: parse error before '*' token
/usr/include/pthread.h:678: error: parse error before '*' token
/usr/include/pthread.h:681: error: parse error before '*' token
/usr/include/pthread.h:689: error: parse error before '*' token
/usr/include/pthread.h:693: error: parse error before '*' token
/usr/include/pthread.h:696: error: parse error before '*' token
In file included from /usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2/aix-thread-multi/CORE/op.h:484,
                 from /usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2/aix-thread-multi/CORE/perl.h:2344,
                 from Zlib.xs:22:
/usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2/aix-thread-multi/CORE/reentr.h:619: error: field `_drand48_struct' has incomplete type
/usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2/aix-thread-multi/CORE/reentr.h:727: error: field `_random_struct' has incomplete type
/usr/opt/perl5/lib/5.8.2/aix-thread-multi/CORE/reentr.h:775: error: field `_srandom_struct' has incomplete type
make: 1254-004 The error code from the last command is 1.


Stop.


Anyone that could point me to the right direction?

Thanks in advance
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Hi vw393,

To be able to compile CPAN module, you must use the same compiler that the one used to compile perl itself. You can find the compiler used to create the perl executable with the following command:
$ perl -V | grep 'cc='
    cc='cc_r', ccflags ='-D_ALL_SOURCE -D_ANSI_C_SOURCE -D_POSIX_SOURCE -qmaxmem=16384 -qnoansialias -DUSE_NATIVE_DLOPEN -DNEED_PTHREAD_INIT -q32 -D_LARGE_FILES -qlonglong',
$

In the previous example, the compiler used was 'cc_r', which is the IBM compiler and not gcc.
If it is the case, you will need to compile your own version of perl with gcc or use the IBM compiler.

Hope it helps.
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by:vw393
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Thanks Julie! I wasn't aware about that.
I will give it a try and let you know.

Regs
L.
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by:vw393
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Yep! it worked!
I installed the binary version of gcc 3.3.2 from bullfreeware, downloaded compiled and installed perl 5.8.8, and finally I could compile and install also Compress::Zlib and all the rest.

Thanks again

L.
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