Originally Posted by kierun
For various reasons, I need to compile rxvt-unicode on Fedora 12.
I know this is going to be eventually moved to "End of Life", but I'll answer.
First, why are you compiling it, when urxvt is included in the distro itself. If the machine is connected to the internet, a simple yum install rxvt-unicode
as root should do the trick, if you didn't install from DVD.
I do have perl, v5.10.0 built for i386-linux-thread-multi installed. What other package do I need to install to be able to compile urxvt?
; ./configure --enable-perl=/usr/bin/perl
I can tell you exactly where you went wrong, if you compiled perl from source and did a default install, it would be installed in /usr/local/bin
So giving that ./configure an option was a bad idea. In fact, I found it's usually best to not do so unless you absolutely have to. It's better take the easy button way and let the defaults do their job for you.
Also I'm surprised perl wasn't installed by default for you in the first place, and even if it wasn't, if the machine is connected to the net, it's a simple yum install perl
away. I take it you installed from a Live CD?
Sigh...this is why I'm of the opinion that the DVD should be the default format listed, would save a LOT of hassles from people installing the CD and then coming here and saying, "My Fedora doesn't have whateverfoo" (Usually open/libre office)
And I should also recommend installing Fedora 16 since Fedora 12 is EOL'd.