Thanks for your excellent response, makes installing so easy assuming
I did it correctly.
I think everything that was required is installed, but I am not sure
everything was installed
in the right location.
It appears that Perl 5.10.1 was installed and all the modules I
installed are associated with
Perl 5.10.1. When I try to run the get_iplayer PVR module I get the
Can't locate loadable object for module HTML::Parser in @INC (@INC
(I have abbreviated the error message)
And when I enter perl -v I get the following:
This is perl, v5.8.8 built for darwin-2level
So the system does not see the Perl 5.10.1 install. Can someone
please tell me if there is a
was to install the modules so they relate to perl, v5.8.8, or point
get_iplayer to use Perl 5.10.1.
On 12 Sep 2009, at 05:02, Packy Anderson wrote:
On Sep 11, 2009, at 5:33 PM, Mine wrote:
I don't fully understand what Perl does but if Perl comes
installed with OSX
it appears that I also have an install of Perl via MacPorts. I
get_iplayer is looking at the preinstalled Perl but I am not sure.
Perl is a programming language, and it appears that get_iplayer is
written in it.
The perl that comes installed with OS X is located at /usr/bin/
perl. If you've also installed perl from some other source (like
MacPorts) then you might have another perl at some other location.
I've taken a look at the iplayer source (available through http://
linuxcentre.net/getiplayer/) and it's definitely using the Perl
that comes with OS X at /usr/bin/perl/
Although I am no expert, I have used the Terminal to install
so i will give it a go.
It's fairly simple. Type
sudo perl -MCPAN -e shell
At a Terminal prompt and enter in your password when prompted.
You'll be asked to configure CPAN the first time you run it; just
take the defaults and you'll be fine. Then, once you get a "cpan
>" command prompt, type the following:
cpan> install LWP
and hit enter. It will automatically figure out what prerequisites
you need and download all the packages. Again, I generally take
the defaults and everything works well.