Building notes, projects, and occasional rants

Tip: XML::LibXML and Debian

If even after you apt-get install libxml2 libxml2-dev you still can't install XML::LibXML, look for this error message: Going to build P/PH/PHISH/XML-LibXML-Common-0.13.tar.gz

enable native perl UTF8
running xml2-config... ok
looking for -lxml2... no
looking for -llibxml2... no
libxml2 not found
Try setting LIBS and INC values on the command line
Or get libxml2 from
If you install via RPMs, make sure you also install the -devel
RPMs, as this is where the headers (.h files) are.

Basically, the installation of XML::LibXML::Common failed.

To solve, try this:

apt-get install zlib1g zlib1g-dev

Aparently libxml2 depends on -lz but the .deb doesn't notice or something.