Background (not a mandatory read)
I started my current job as a web development intern. The guy who was teaching me left half way through and I have basically been left up sh*t creek with only a Google paddle since there is almost no documentation on how to run any of the servers. Instead of developing, I now mainly maintain the software on the servers including the company Intranet.
Im used to working with Python, but we currently have a Development Intranet which is down and seems to run on, or at least is started by, Perl scripts. The server is running Solaris 10
Im trying to run a .pl file but the system complains that it cannot find LWP/Simple.pm
LWP/Simple.pm is there, but its under a different Perl version.
But the current version is:
/usr/perl5/5.8.4/lib/sun4-solaris-64int /usr/perl5/5.8.4/lib /usr/perl5/site_perl/5.8.4/sun4-solaris-64int /usr/perl5/site_perl/5.8.4 /usr/perl5/site_perl /usr/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.4/sun4-solaris-64int /usr/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.4 /usr/perl5/vendor_perl
bash-3.00# perl -V
Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 8 subversion 4)
I am very reluctant to install anything new, as this MUST have been started before, so everything should be in place. I just need to understand how all of this works. Is @INC like LD_LIBRARY_PATH?
How would you switch the current version? Is there something for Perl which is like virtualenv?
Ive had a go at declaring the Perl version, but that just gives the same error message:
The actual error is:
Can't locate LWP/Simple.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /ade_autofs/ade/perl/bin/Solaris/Opt/lib/5.6.1/sun4-solaris /ade_autofs/ade/perl/bin/Solaris/Opt/lib/5.6.1 /ade_autofs/ade/perl/bin/Solaris/Opt/lib/site_perl/5.6.1/sun4-solaris /ade_autofs/ade/perl/bin/Solaris/Opt/lib/site_perl/5.6.1 /ade_autofs/ade/perl/bin/Solaris/Opt/lib/site_perl .) at bin/emwd.pl line 173. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at bin/emwd.pl line 173.
Seems straight forward, but Im not sure I should be changing @INC