Yes, that error I got was while trying to install Mac::Glue. I have the standard 5.8.6 in the standard place but have also had to install 5.8.8 for another reason. They should not be clashing; 5.8.8 is normally used, but "#!/usr/bin/perl" still points to 5.8.6

I don't really need 5.8.8, as I was experimentally trying to use some other module(s) when it was added. I do not use the new module(s) or need 5.8.8, but am not sure how to remove it. Having said all that, your saying 5.8.6 has Mac::Glue already there, and if so, maybe part of my solution would be to downgrade to 5.8.6?

I am getting good with Perl but, holistically, I have some way to go with CPAN, etc.


On 25 Aug, 2008, at 20:32, Robert Grimm wrote:

It looks like you need to install Mac::Glue. Are you using some Perl distribution other than the standard one that comes with OS X? Mac::Glue was there for me, but my system doesn't have anything in / opt.

I'm having a similar, but much worse issue right now. I can't install any modules. Every time I try to install anything with CPAN, I get that error on ExtUtils::MakeMaker, which won't install because it isn't there.

On Aug 25, 2008, at 6:17 PM, David Green wrote:

OK, I am slow -- certainly in catching up with the programatic use of Growl and, erm, OK, most of CPAN.

I think this is directly related to your issue but I am unable to fathom the solution myself.

I get this error:
cp lib/Mac/ blib/lib/Mac/
cp lib/Mac/Glue/glues/GrowlHelperApp blib/lib/Mac/Glue/glues/ GrowlHelperApp cp lib/Mac/Glue/glues/GrowlHelperApp.pod blib/lib/Mac/Glue/glues/ GrowlHelperApp.pod
Manifying blib/man3/Mac::Growl.3
Manifying blib/man3/Mac::Glue::glues::GrowlHelperApp.3
Can't locate Mac/Glue/ in @INC (@INC contains: /opt/ local/lib/perl5/5.8.8/darwin-2level /opt/local/lib/perl5/5.8.8 / opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/darwin-2level /opt/local/lib/ perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 /opt/local/lib/perl5/site_perl /opt/local/ lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/darwin-2level /opt/local/lib/perl5/ vendor_perl/5.8.8 /opt/local/lib/perl5/vendor_perl .) at /System/ Library/Perl/Extras/bin/gluemac line 26. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /System/Library/Perl/Extras/ bin/gluemac line 26.
make: *** [.makeglue] Error 2

Do you think you can clue me in on my mistake(s) ?


David Green

On 23 Aug, 2008, at 12:20, WetMogwai wrote:

Thanks. Problem solved. I wonder why Apple couldn't do that before
shipping the OS. Seems I have a bug report to file.

On Aug 23, 9:22 am, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:

You can set that in your CPAN config I guess:

% locate | grep CPAN

mine is:



On 23/08/2008, at 05.33, WetMogwai wrote:

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