Monday, April 28, 2008

Interesting Perl error

I installed Fedora Linux, Core 8 inside of VMWare and upon getting to a command prompt I tried to get into the CPAN shell. Well, needless to say (and to cut to the chase, this is what I was presented with:

$ perl -MCPAN -e shell
Can't locate in @INC (@INC contains: /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.6/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.7 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.6 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.8.5 /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.7/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.6/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.5/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.8 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.7 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.6 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.5 /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8/i386-linux-thread-multi /usr/lib/perl5/5.8.8 .).
BEGIN failed--compilation aborted.

Yes, that kind of left me scratching my head. I have never had Perl just simply hurl like that. So, after doing some checking around and not finding any nice solution, I decided to download Perl 5.10 and am presently doing an installation of it. We shall soon see what becomes of it.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Servers

Oh, happy day. I have been waiting for this for a little while now. Whilest my home office is still in the process of being constructed, I am gathering some of the hardware that will make up my main server system for my network.

Yesterday, a good friend of mine who has a plethora of servers and equipment, was kind enough to part with a Sun v280r and a Sun E450. Now, those of you who know your Sun machines are probably not terribly impressed, but when the word FREE is associated with such equipment, you don't exactly turn your nose up at it. I, personally, am open and accepting to whatever is thrown my way. I love computers and all of the hardware I can acquire.

I already have plans for these. The v280r is going to be my main processing server. It will handle all the heavy loads. The E450 on the other hand is going to be my file server. Upon giving me the E450, my friend was kind enough to load it with 20 hard drives. They are all 4.2 gig hard drive (for a total of 84 Gig of storage, but that is hopefully to change. My friend also has a bunch of 18 Gig hard drives in cradles other than Sun (ie: compaq and such) and is going to be unloading them, hopefully into my E450. That would be a sweet addition to my new system.

I already have a Sun 711 storage array with 6 - 18Gig drives, for a total of 108 Gig of space. Another nice addition. So, my network slowly grows. I have an abundance of Ultra2's, some Ultra1's and a couple of Sparc5 machines.

I just had to share. I love getting new toys to play with.
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