Texiwill
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VI Perl Toolkit and Fedora 9. Failure

Hello,

The latest VI Perl Toolkit fails miserably when used on Fedora 9. If you use as many Fedora 9 modules you will get past the Perl_Tstack_sp_ptr but the Method::Maker calls all fail within the VI Perl Toolkit.

yum -y perl-XML-LibXML perl-XML-LibXML-Common perl-XML-SAX perl-XML-DOM perl-XML-Parser perl-XML-RegExp perl-Crypt-SSLeay perl-Data-Dump perl-Class-MethodMaker

100s of errors where type is many different things but all of the same type....

Name " ManageObjectReference::type" used only once: possibly typo ... in Class/MethodMaker/Engine.pm line 781

Thoughts?


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

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Texiwill
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Ah hah! I have found that if you preinstall all the proper packages and do not let the installer override any packages when asked. The errors occur but things work as expected, which is very good. I think the installer needs an update or two.


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

CIO Virtualization Blog: http://www.cio.com/blog/index/topic/168354

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

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Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XIV: 2009-2022,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill
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stumpr
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I'm in agreement. They "over bundled" the Toolkit. I appreciate the nod for new perl users, but I typically just install the pre-requisite modules and then place the relevant VMware modules into my @INC.

I'd like to see VMware just publish the VMware Modules with CPAN.

Reuben Stump | http://www.virtuin.com | @ReubenStump
aviwollman
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i just commented out line 781 of engine.pm

seems enought.

Avi

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Texiwill
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Hello,

In which location is engine.pm?


Best regards,

Edward L. Haletky

VMware Communities User Moderator

====

Author of the book 'VMWare ESX Server in the Enterprise: Planning and Securing Virtualization Servers', Copyright 2008 Pearson Education.

CIO Virtualization Blog: http://www.cio.com/blog/index/topic/168354

As well as the Virtualization Wiki at http://www.astroarch.com/wiki/index.php/Virtualization

--
Edward L. Haletky
vExpert XIV: 2009-2022,
VMTN Community Moderator
vSphere Upgrade Saga: https://www.astroarch.com/blogs
GitHub Repo: https://github.com/Texiwill
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aviwollman
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depends on your installation some ideas are:

C:/bin/dev/perl/site/lib/Class/MethodMaker/Engine.pm

/home/cpanrun/build/5.10.0/site/lib/Class/MethodMaker/Engine.pm

/usr/lib64/perl5/vendor_perl/5.10. 0/x86_64-pld-linux-thread-multi/Class/MethodMaker/Engine.pm

/home/david/. cpan/build/Class-MethodMaker-2.11-t_tet8/blib/lib/Class/MethodMaker/Engine.pm

best answer is to read the error message you get it's written there.

Avi

MichaelDePriest
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Related but not identical, and not intending to thread-jack, but I had the same problem on Ubuntu 8.10 with Perl 5.10. Here's how I resolved it:

For me the path to fixing it seems to be

# cpan -r

which (I believe) recompiles all the dynamic modules - during this process I found some CPAN modules which were required but missing - not sure if that was a VMware VI Perl Toolkit thing or an Ubuntu 8.10 thing, but I installed them and made the nags go away

Even after that I still had a problem with the XML::LibXML module when running a sample script:

/usr/bin/perl: symbol lookup error: /usr/local/lib/perl/5.10.0/auto/XML/LibXML/LibXML.so: undefined symbol: Perl_Tstack_sp_ptr

So I updated it from CPAN:

# cpan XML::LibXML

It didn't build correctly during that process:

'/usr/bin/perl Makefile.PL INSTALLDIRS=site' returned status 32512, won't make
Running make test

Make had some problems, won't test

Running make install

Make had some problems, won't install

but I fixed that by navigating to the directory where the XML::LibXML build is done (it's a temp directory whose name is in the output of the cpan command, in my case it was ~/.cpan/build/XML-LibXML-1.69-jUY6RA) and ran

# perl Makefile.PL
# make
# make test
# make install

and now I can run guestinfo.pl and other sample scripts.

HTH

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bojangleslovin
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Thanks MichaelDePriest! I performed the same procedure when working through the MethodMaker conflict in Fedora 9. Many thanks!

bojangleslovin

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meilon
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Thanks MichaelDePriest! Worked like a charm for my Ubuntu 9.04 system!

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DoctorNet
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Thanks! Confirmed working on Ubuntu 9.04

Best regards,

Eugen

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HaraldBoehmecke
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I had to install libxml2-dev on ubuntu server 9.04. After that it worked. Thanks!

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davidhaase
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Hi there,

I can confirm that it *works for Debian Lenny* and *vSphere CLI*, too.

Just had to run

*cpan -r*

*cpan XML::LibXML*

Thanks a lot Smiley Happy






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jnhall
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I should point out that installing into Perl 5.10 isn't supported. As you have discovered there are ways to make this work.

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jshare
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For Debian Lenny, I install:

apt-get install \

libxml-perl \

libxml-libxml-common-perl \

libxml-libxml-perl \

libclass-methodmaker-perl \

libnet-ssleay-perl \

libcrypt-ssleay-perl

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