I couldn’t get namespace::clean to compile and install properly on one of my servers. It was a clean Perl 5.10.1 install, so I couldn’t really see what the problem was. But just to be safe I really really cleaned out perl, reinstalled, and then ran Gentoo’s perl cleaner utility, ran a revdep-rebuild, etc etc. Then I found this bug, installed Term::ReadLine::Gnu, and all was well. So simple, and yet not something I’d ever figure out on my own. It would be pretty cool if the CPAN testers who failed on this test and those who passed could compare notes automatically and generate a list of possible dependencies that are missing.
But anyway, I really hate it when CPAN installs fail and I can’t figure out why right away. Maybe Google will pick up this blog and index it. Here Google, index this: Compilation failed in require at /usr/lib64/perl5/site_perl/5.10.1/Term/ReadLine/Perl.pm line 63. at /usr/lib64/perl5/site_perl/5.10.1/Term/ReadLine/Perl.pm line 63 Term::ReadLine::Perl::new(‘Term::ReadLine’, ‘perldb’, ‘GLOB(0x1caace8)’, ‘GLOB(0x1b9a150)