> Dave, > > Sorry your message languished so long without a reply.
That's okay. I appreciate the response. Besides, I was out of the office part of the time anyway. > At 11:26 AM -0400 7/30/04, Dave Greenwood wrote: > >VMS AXP 7.2-2 > > > >I've been running perl v5.6.1 and decided to update to v5.8.1 using the > >VMS Freeware distribution. I'm trying to use the Net::DNS module, v0.47 > >which I downloaded from cpan and installed. > > Interesting, as we just had a discussion over on the ITRC forum about > getting this extension to build: > > http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=653158 > > Did you get a warning about only building the pure Perl version? If > so, follow my instructions at the link above, rebuild, and reinstall. I'm afraid I don't remember about whether I got the "pure Perl version" warning. However, I was getting several ptrmismatch warnings during compilation and had the missing dn_expand problem talked about in that thread. I followed your instructions and got a clean build. Thanks. I have MultiNet so I modified your "perl makefile" command to: perl Makefile.pl "LIBS=-ltcpip$ipc_shr" --xs I then did mmk clean mmk mmk install However, I still get the "Can't locate auto/Net/DNS/typesbyname.al" problem. [snip] > >So - what's a ".al" file? It's not in the module package so what > >creates it? > > It's part of a module that's been split off for more efficient > loading by the autoloader. That should get set up automatically > during the build and install. You might try explicitly making the > pm_to_blib target and then reinstalling. > > $ mms pm_to_blib > $ mms install I tried the "mms pm_to_blib" (even with /force and /from_source) and "mms install" but I still get the error. I can't find any reference in the descrip.mms files to any ".al" files. Dave -------------- Dave Greenwood Email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Oak Ridge National Lab %STD-W-DISCLAIMER, I only speak for myself