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Date:      Wed, 4 Jun 1997 05:32:33 -0500 (CDT)
From:      Gary Clark II <>
To: (Jason DeFillippo)
Cc:        freebsd-questions@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: Major PERL problem
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <v03102805afba1896027d@[]> from Jason DeFillippo at "Jun 3, 97 12:20:37 pm"

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Jason DeFillippo wrote:
> Can anyone tell me why this is happening and/or how to fix it. I'm running
> FreeSBD 2.2.1 straight outta the box and PERL will not let me use external
> packages. I can't run anything that uses
If this is the stock Perl that comes with FreeBSD, this Perl 4.036.  You would
have to upgrade to perl 5.004 which is the latest.

> use <package name>;
> Lets say I use "perl -e 'use Config; print $Config{libs}'"
> output from this command is:
> syntax error in file /tmp/perl-e010279 at line 1, next 2 tokens "use Config"
> Execution of /tmp/perl-e010279 aborted due to compilation errors.
> This is using the straight off the FreeBSD CD PERL install. Anybody have
> any clue as to why this is happening???? I need to use the GD library and I
> can't with this happening.
> Thanks for any help,
> Jason DeFillippo
> <----------------------------Jason "Thor" DeFillippo------------------------>
> <--------------------------------Portable Resume---------------------------->

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