[rrd-users] Re: Configuring RRD with perl 5.06

Philip Molter philip at datafoundry.net
Sat Mar 31 23:41:19 MEST 2001

On Fri, Mar 30, 2001 at 07:18:38PM -0700, Scott Paul wrote:
: I am a newbie.  Sorry for the generic question, but I am having serious 
: problems.  I am trying to get cricket(requires rrd) working to monitor our 
: routers, but the system uses perl 5.06 which I cannot get to work with RRD 
: tool and cricket together.  Installing rrdtool-1.0.33-1.i386.rpm causes a 
: directory ---> /usr/lib/perl5/5.00503 to be created containing 
: RRDs.pm/RRDp.pm/RRDso which cricket will not recognize when compiling 
: it.  Installing rrd tarball seems to work fine through all parts, but then 
: rrdtool itself does not work at all.
: Is it possible to install RRD using perl 5.06 instead of 5.005?  Any 
: replies will be *greatly* appreciated...

Yes, we've been running RRD with Perl 5.6 for almost a year on high-use
production systems.

The problem is that you're installing an RRD RPM that was compiled on a
system with Perl 5.005_03 rather than Perl 5.6.  The shared libraries,
even if you did tell Perl where to find them, wouldn't work.  RRD will
work fine, because it doesn't use the Perl modules, but Cricket won't
because it does.

I'd recommend dowonloading the RRD source and compiling it by hand.  If
RRD doesn't work when you do this, then something's iffy with your
compile (ask for help here with any warning messages).

Either that, or try to find an RRD RPM which uses Perl 5.6 (RH7 systems
and later use Perl 5.6)

* Philip Molter
* DataFoundry.net
* http://www.datafoundry.net/
* philip at datafoundry.net

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