[smokeping-users] PERL Problems - PLEASE HELP

Schalk Erasmus schalk at home.incredible.com.na
Tue Oct 14 19:12:24 MEST 2003


I do hope someone can assist.

Since last night, my SmokePing Server doesn't want to work anymore, after I
tried to install MRTG Graphs, and installed PERL 5.6.1 from
/usr/ports/lang/perl5/make install (since MRTG wanted PERL 5.1.x or
higher) - was running Perl 5.005

# perl -v

This is perl, v5.6.1 built for i386-freebsd

Copyright 1987-2001, Larry Wall

for some reason SmokePing still wants to use Perl 5.005!

I tried various things, BUT DID not change the Config files (or deleted my

I also tried to run /usr/ports/net/smokeping/make deinstall and then
reinstall (still no luck).

Problem I get (based on Apache Error log):

[Tue Oct 14 16:36:30 2003] [error] [client] Premature end of
script headers: smokeping.cgi
[Tue Oct 14 16:36:30 2003] [error] [client] Can't locate
Pod/Usage.pm in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/local/smokeping/lib
/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005/i386-freebsd /usr/local/lib/perl5
/site_perl/5.005 . /usr/libdata/perl/5.00503/mach /usr/libdata/perl/5.00503)
/usr/local/smokeping/lib/Smokeping.pm line 7.
[Tue Oct 14 16:36:30 2003] [error] [client] BEGIN
failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/smokeping/lib/Smokeping.pm line 7.
[Tue Oct 14 16:36:30 2003] [error] [client] BEGIN
failed--compilation aborted at  /usr/local/smokeping/htdocs/smokeping.cgi
line 7.
[Tue Oct 14 16:36:30 2003] [error] [client]
speedy_backend[19184]: perl_parse error
[Tue Oct 14 16:36:30 2003] [error] [client] speedy[19182]:
Cannot spawn backend process

Even when I try to run the smokeping script manually, I doesn't work:

# perl /usr/local/smokeping/lib/Smokeping.pm
Can't locate ISG/ParseConfig.pm in @INC (@INC contains:
/usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.005 /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl
/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/BSDPAN /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach
/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1 .) at /usr/local/smokeping/lib/Smokeping.pm line
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at /usr/local/smokeping/lib/Smokeping.pm
line 11.

OS: FreeBSD Unix 4.8
Packages installed:

# pkg_info    (as to what I think is applicable to Smokeping)

XFree86-libraries-4.3.0_4 XFree86-4 libraries and headers

apache-2.0.44       Version 2 of the extremely popular Apache http server
fping-2.4b2         Quickly ping N hosts w/o flooding the network
gd-2.0.15_1,1       A graphics library for fast creation of images
gettext-0.12.1      GNU gettext package
glib-1.2.10_9       Some useful routines of C programming (previous stable
gmake-3.80          GNU version of 'make' utility
gtk-1.2.10_9        Gimp Toolkit for X11 GUI (previous stable version)
jpeg-6b_1           IJG's jpeg compression utilities
libiconv-1.8_2      A character set conversion library
libtool-1.3.4_4     Generic shared library support script
libtool-1.3.5_1     Generic shared library support script
libtool-1.4.3_2     Generic shared library support script
mrtg-2.10.5,1       The multi-router traffic grapher
p5-CGI-SpeedyCGI-2.21_3 Speed up perl CGI scripts by running them
p5-Net-1.17,1       Perl5 modules to access and use network protocols
p5-SNMP-4.2.0       A perl5 module for interfacing with the CMU SNMP library
p5-SNMP-Util-1.8    Perl modules to perform SNMP set,get,walk,next,walk_hash
p5-SNMP_Session-0.98 A perl5 module providing rudimentary access to SNMPv1
and v
p5-Storable-2.06    Persistency for perl data structures
p5-Test-Harness-2.26 Run perl standard test scripts with statistics
p5-Test-Simple-0.47_1 Basic utilities for writing tests in perl
perl-5.6.1_14       Practical Extraction and Report Language
pkgconfig-0.15.0    An utility used to retrieve information about installed
png-1.2.5_2         Library for manipulating PNG images
rrdtool-1.0.41      Round Robin Database Tools
smokeping-1.23      Latency logging and graphing system
ucd-snmp-4.2.6_3    An extendable SNMP implementation

Any assistance would be highly appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

Schalk Erasmus
Incredible Networks

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