--- Jonathan Paton <jepaton@...
> Net::Ident appears to be abandoned to some degree.
> Version 1.20 was written in 1999, and some CPAN testers have failed to
> install this module. The problem, I believe, is caused by not being
> able to connect to particular servers the author has specified in the
> test scripts. After 5 years, it isn't all that surprising if they no
> longer exist.
> From the top of "t/Ident.t":
> # test the Net::Ident module, which is a bitch, because you really
> # need an ident daemon to test it, and then you usually get a connection
> # from a remote machine, and then ask for the username.
> # so what we do is try to make a connection to an ident daemon, on
> # some machine, and if that succeeds, see if we can do a successful lookup
> # on that.
> # This isn't guaranteed to succeed. If you are not (properly) connected
> # to the internet, and if your localhost doesn't run an ident daemon,
> # then this script won't work. If you do know a machine that you can
> # currently reach, which runs an ident daemon, then put it's name or
> # IPnumber in the 'hosts' file in the t/ directory.
> You have two choices:
> 1. Install manually, jumping through the hoops to get the tests to
> pass. From the comment it looks like "t/hosts" is the hoop you need.
> 2. Force install without tests.
Thank you! FWIW, here is some other advice I received:
Looking at the code in the module, it has some issues. The function
_export_hooks() is called as the module is loaded. The call for the function
is, however, well before the declaration for the function.
So, its nothing your doing wrong, its just the module. To fix it, you could
remove the prototype off of _export_hooks()
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