Using GCC with ActivePerl cpan on Solaris

Posted by derricks@netapp.com on 2012-04-13 10:04
Forums: PPM | OS: Solaris SPARC

We are trying to add perl modules to ActivePerl 5.10 using cpan. They are not available via the PPM index. ActivePerl was compiled with the native sun compiler which we do not have. I would like to be able to use gcc. With the perl that comes with Solaris, there is a binary called "perlgcc" which allows you to do this; however, that doesn't seem to exist with ActivePerl.

How can I use gcc with ActivePerl for Solaris to compile modules with cpan?

Thanks for any help that can be offered.