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Re: Perl: Operation "bool": no method found
2011/3/9 Ken Brown:
> On 3/8/2011 8:42 PM, Rafael Kitover wrote:
>> On 3/8/2011 2:14 PM, Ken Brown wrote:
>>> I'm trying to build biber (http://biblatex-biber.sourceforge.net/) for
>>> Cygwin. ?It is written in Perl. ?The documentation says to start by
>>> running `perl Build.PL' in order to make sure that I have all the
>>> required modules. ?This fails as follows:
>>> $ perl Build.PL
>>> Operation "bool": no method found, argument in overloaded package
>>> version at /usr/lib/perl5/5.10/Module/Build/Base.pm line 1568.
>>> Line 1568 of Base.pm is
>>> ? return $^V ? $self->perl_version_to_float(sprintf "%vd", $^V) : $];
>>> I know practically nothing about Perl, but I was hoping I could still
>>> build biber by following instructions. ?I would appreciate any hints as
>>> to how to track down the problem. ?I'm attaching Build.PL as well as
>>> cygcheck output.
>> I had similar bizarre error messages related to $^V, specifically the
>> construct sprintf "%vd", $^V, in my case related to CPAN::Reporter for
>> doing test reports from cpan shell.
>> This is something related to the $^V being a version.pm object, as it is
>> in new perls, but the version class not being available for some reason,
>> hence perl trying to call nonexistant overloaded methods.
>> Reini, what do you think?
> Problem solved: I asked for help on the biblatex-biber forum and was told
> that Cygwin's Module::Build module is outdated and needs to be updated via
> ?perl -MCPAN -e "install Module::Build"
> This worked.
Oh my, Module::Build is my special friend and should die a painful death IMHO.
Looks like I need to roll another small update this weekend.
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