I am configuring a new install of LEAP 42.1 to act as a backup server using the backuppc software. Since I couldn’t find backuppc in the repos, I downloaded the source code, and am installing the perl modules to make it work.
I used “YAST 2” to make sure that I am up to date. After verifying that perl is installed, I setup my system to use “cpan” to download, compile and test perl modules. I was able to install “Compress::lib” and “File::RsyncP” without problem, so I have some degree of certainty that things are running OK.
Then I tried to install “Archive::zip” and it seems to be a cascading rabbit hole of errors. “Archive::zip” requires “Test::MockModule”, “Test::MockModule” requires “SUPER”, SUPER requires “Algorithm::Diff” and so on for “Spiffy”, Text::Diff and Algorithm::Diff. At this point, I stopped to ask for advice. Am I missing something in my basic perl install, or should I keep on going “down this rabbit hole”?
I tried to include the output from trying to install Archive:Zip (it is too long for the forum. )
The forum software interprets “::” followed by a “Z” as an emoticon and “::” followed by “D” as a different emoticon. I didn’t fix the errors in time, so I’m posting this to help explain the strange looking text.