Re: What is the difference between perl and perl-devel?

On Mon, 28 Jun 2010 09:06:01 GMT, programmerperl
<programmerperl@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

>
>Hi,
>What is the difference between perl and perl-devel? What does mean
>devel?
>Iwant to install Catalyst and before install as required I have to
>check if make, gcc and perl-devel are installed in my system. make
>and gcc are installed. But I have to install perl-devel. First I
>searched for make, gcc and perl-devel in YAST Software Management and
>search did not find perl-devel. I visited the software.opensuse.org and
>wrote “perl-devel” and searched. The result was many similar zips with a
>prefix perl-devel and I can not choose one for needed perl-devel.
>Please, help me to make a choise which one is true for “perl-devel”…
>
>List of search results:
>perl-Devel-Symdump
>perl-Devel-CoreStack
>perl-Devel-StackTrace
>perl-Devel-Caller
>perl-Devel-GlobalDestruction
>perl-Devel-Leak
>perl-Devel-LexAlias
>perl-Devel-Trace
>perl-Devel-REPL
>perl-Devel-Size
>perl-Devel-PPPort
>perl-Devel-Cycle
>apache2-mod_perl-devel
>
>I’m using openSUSE 11.1

The perl-devel packages are tools for use in developing perl itself. Is
that what you want to do?