1

I have Amazon instance (Amazon Linux AMI release 2011.02.1.1 (beta),2.6.35.11-83.9.amzn1.i686) and I want to downgrade Perl Version from v5.10.1 to v5.8.8, but when compile perl 5.8.8 I got this error:

asm/page.h: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [SysV.o] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/perl-5.8.8/ext/IPC/SysV'

how can solve this problem ?

  • 1
    Why do you want to downgrade? The Perl 5.10 delaty says there is no reason to: search.cpan.org/~jesse/perl-5.14.1/pod/… – Thomas Berger Aug 21 '11 at 11:03
  • 1
    because my application was built on perl 5.8.8 and when moved it in new version I facing some problems – user79483 Aug 21 '11 at 11:13
  • Oh, thats interesting, at that should not happen. As i have no clue from Amazon AMI, not as an answer: according to your error message, you are missing the linux headers. But no idea how to install. – Thomas Berger Aug 21 '11 at 11:20
  • the kernel-headers-2.6.35.11-83.9.amzn1.i686 already installed, but doesn't contain the page.h – user79483 Aug 21 '11 at 11:48
1

Ok, after looking into the perl mailing lists: You want find a good way to compile the old Perl with your new kernel. The asm/page.h isn't part of the kernel header, and the IPC::SysV, shipped with perl 5.8.8 is to old.

Here are some suggestions in the mailinglist:

http://www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.perl5.porters/2010/03/msg158201.html

But maybe you should have a look at the http://search.cpan.org/~jesse/perl-5.14.1/pod/perl5100delta.pod, so maybe you could find a simple way to make your program run.

Perl 5.8.8 is end of liftem, the current stable is 5.12, the current testing 5.14

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.