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<p>perlivp - Perl Installation Verification Procedure</p>
<a name="SYNOPSIS"></a><h1>SYNOPSIS</h1>
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<p><b>perlivp</b> [<b>-p</b>] [<b>-v</b>] [<b>-h</b>]</p>
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<a name="DESCRIPTION"></a><h1>DESCRIPTION</h1>
<p>The <b>perlivp</b> 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:</p>
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<pre class="verbatim"><ol><li>    <span class="w">make</span> <span class="w">install</span></li></ol></pre><p>(or your platform's equivalent procedure) to verify that <b>perl</b> and its
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libraries have been installed correctly.  A correct installation is verified
by output that looks like:</p>
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<pre class="verbatim"><ol><li>    ok 1</li><li>    ok 2</li></ol></pre><p>etc.</p>
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<a name="OPTIONS"></a><h1>OPTIONS</h1>
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<li><a name="*-h*-help"></a><b><b>-h</b> help</b>
<p>Prints out a brief help message.</p>
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<li><a name="*-p*-print-preface"></a><b><b>-p</b> print preface</b>
<p>Gives a description of each test prior to performing it.</p>
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<li><a name="*-v*-verbose"></a><b><b>-v</b> verbose</b>
<p>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.</p>
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<li><a name="*-print-%22%23-Perl-binary-'%24perlpath'-does-not-appear-executable.%5cn%22%3b"></a><b>print "# Perl binary '$perlpath' does not appear executable.\n";</b>
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<p>Likely to occur for a perl binary that was not properly installed.
Correct by conducting a proper installation.</p>
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<li><a name="*-print-%22%23-Perl-version-'%24%5d'-installed%2c-expected-%24ivp_VERSION.%5cn%22%3b"></a><b>print "# Perl version '$]' installed, expected $ivp_VERSION.\n";</b>
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<p>Likely to occur for a perl that was not properly installed.
Correct by conducting a proper installation.</p>
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<li><a name="*-print-%22%23-Perl-%5c%40INC-directory-'%24_'-does-not-appear-to-exist.%5cn%22%3b"></a><b>print "# Perl \@INC directory '$_' does not appear to exist.\n";</b>
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<p>Likely to occur for a perl library tree that was not properly installed.
Correct by conducting a proper installation.</p>
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<li><a name="*-print-%22%23-Needed-module-'%24_'-does-not-appear-to-be-properly-installed.%5cn%22%3b"></a><b>print "# Needed module '$_' does not appear to be properly installed.\n";</b>
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<p>One of the two modules that is used by perlivp was not present in the 
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installation.  This is a serious error since it adversely affects perlivp's
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ability to function.  You may be able to correct this by performing a
proper perl installation.</p>
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<li><a name="*-print-%22%23-Required-module-'%24_'-does-not-appear-to-be-properly-installed.%5cn%22%3b"></a><b>print "# Required module '$_' does not appear to be properly installed.\n";</b>
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<p>An attempt to <code class="inline"><a class="l_k" href="functions/eval.html">eval</a> <span class="q">&quot;require $module&quot;</span></code>
 failed, even though the list of 
extensions indicated that it should succeed.  Correct by conducting a proper 
installation.</p>
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<li><a name="*-print-%22%23-Unnecessary-module-'bLuRfle'-appears-to-be-installed.%5cn%22%3b"></a><b>print "# Unnecessary module 'bLuRfle' appears to be installed.\n";</b>
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<p>This test not coming out ok could indicate that you have in fact installed 
a bLuRfle.pm module or that the <code class="inline"><a class="l_k" href="functions/eval.html">eval</a> <span class="q">&quot; require \&quot;$module_name.pm\&quot;; &quot;</span></code>

test may give misleading results with your installation of perl.  If yours
is the latter case then please let the author know.</p>
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<li><a name="*-print-%22%23-file%22%2c%2b(%24%23missing-%3d%3d-0)-%3f-''-%3a-'s'%2c%22-missing-from-installation%3a%5cn%22%3b"></a><b>print "# file",+($#missing == 0) ? '' : 's'," missing from installation:\n";</b>
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<p>One or more files turned up missing according to a run of 
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<code class="inline"><span class="w">ExtUtils::Installed</span> <span class="w">-&gt; validate</span><span class="s">(</span><span class="s">)</span></code>
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 over your installation.
Correct by conducting a proper installation.</p>
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<p>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.</p>
<a name="AUTHOR"></a><h1>AUTHOR</h1>
<p>Peter Prymmer</p>
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