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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.72 [de] (WinNT; U)
Description of problem:
1. No Socket-connections possible (NET-Module): See steps to reproduce
Fix would be to upgrade to Perl 5.6.1, but ...
... 2. Perl 5.6.1 is not compileable because socks5p.h is missing
In socks5-devel-1.0r11-2.i386.rpm there is socks.h but socks.h needs also socks5p.h and this one isn't here.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. perl -e 'use Net::FTP; $ftp = Net::FTP->new("localhost");print $@;'
Actual Results: It prints out "Timeout"
Expected Results: It should print out nothing.
1. Install socks5-v1.0r11 (socks5-1.0r11-1.src.rpm)
(socks5p.h is missing in socks5-devel-1.0r11-2.i386.rpm!)
Copy include-files needed by socks.h:
cp include/* /usr/local/include/
Remove dynamic Socks-Library, else Perl gives an error:
2. Remove Perl 5.6.0
rm -rf /usr/local/lib/perl5/
3. Install Perl 5.6.1
4. Install libnet-1.0703
"make test" should successfully open an FTP-Connection
5. Install remaining Perl-Modules
The same unter RH 7.1 ... the problem is that there are no socks-libraries on the system.
So the actual question is which package should be installed to get the socks-libraries? dante/socks5-package
The rpm-install, copy and remove of a few files couldn't be the straight way!
perl 5.6.1 is now available in rawhide
For all who don't know what Rawhide is: http://people.redhat.com/tcallawa/faq.html#rawhide