Convert-BinHex-1.119: old and crusty?

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at COLBY.EDU
Tue Dec 6 18:32:28 GMT 2005

I was attempting to rebuild and reinstall Convert-BinHex-1.119
on a Solaris 9 system running perl 5.8.7.  I got the following:

(15)> perl Makefile.PL
Writing Makefile for Convert::BinHex
(16)> gmake
Manifying blib/man3/Convert::BinHex.3
(17)> gmake test
PERL_DL_NONLAZY=1 /usr/bin/perl "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" "-e" "test_harness(0, 'blib/lib', 'blib/arch')" t/*.t
t/comp2bin....Can't locate package Exporter for @Checker::ISA at t/comp2bin.t line 3.
Undefined subroutine &main::check called at t/comp2bin.t line 75.
         Test returned status 255 (wstat 65280, 0xff00)
DIED. FAILED tests 1-9
         Failed 9/9 tests, 0.00% okay
Failed Test  Stat Wstat Total Fail  Failed  List of Failed
t/comp2bin.t  255 65280     9   18 200.00%  1-9
Failed 1/1 test scripts, 0.00% okay. 9/9 subtests failed, 0.00% okay.
gmake: *** [test_dynamic] Error 255

I have no clue why this failed.  Ideas?  A check of CPAN shows that
this module has not been updated since 1997 -- it is old and crusty.
The CPAN test info also shows failures noted against Solaris 8.
Julian, maybe this is too old for a modern MailScanner...

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

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