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How To Install The Latest SOAP::Lite Using Perl CPAN


Posted by Artem Russakovskii on April 30th, 2008 in Programming
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Apparently it's not straightforward to install SOAP::Lite, even using CPAN.

Check this out.

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cpan[1]> install SOAP::Lite
CPAN: Storable loaded ok (v2.18)
Going to read /root/.cpan/Metadata
  Database was generated on Tue, 29 Apr 2008 18:29:45 GMT
CPAN: YAML loaded ok (v0.66)
Going to read /root/.cpan/build/
............................................................................DONE
Found 149 old builds, restored the state of 109
Warning: Cannot install SOAP::Lite, don't know what it is.
Try the command
 
    i /SOAP::Lite/
 
to find objects with matching identifiers.
CPAN: Time::HiRes loaded ok (v1.9713)

Huh? Okay…

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cpan[2]> i /SOAP::Lite/
Module    ResourcePool::Command::SOAP::Lite::Call (MWS/ResourcePool-Resource-SOAP-Lite-1.0101.tar.gz)
Module    ResourcePool::Factory::SOAP::Lite (MWS/ResourcePool-Resource-SOAP-Lite-1.0101.tar.gz)
Module    ResourcePool::Resource::SOAP::Lite (MWS/ResourcePool-Resource-SOAP-Lite-1.0101.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Deserializer::XMLSchema1999 (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Deserializer::XMLSchema2001 (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Deserializer::XMLSchemaSOAP1_1 (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Deserializer::XMLSchemaSOAP1_2 (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::InstanceExporter (SMEISNER/SOAP-Lite-InstanceExporter-0.02.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Packager   (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Simple     (LLAP/SOAP-Lite-Simple-1.9.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Simple::DotNet (LLAP/SOAP-Lite-Simple-1.4.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Simple::Real (LLAP/SOAP-Lite-Simple-1.4.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Utility    (BRYCE/SOAP-Lite-Utility-0.01.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Utils      (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
14 items found

Wtf? Let's try something else.

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cpan[8]> i /SOAP.*Lite/
Distribution    BRYCE/SOAP-Lite-Utility-0.01.tar.gz
Distribution    BYRNE/SOAP/SOAP-Lite-0.60a.tar.gz
Distribution    DYACOB/SOAP-Lite-ActiveWorks-0.10.tar.gz
Distribution    DYACOB/SOAP-Lite-SmartProxy-0.11.tar.gz
Distribution    LLAP/SOAP-Lite-Simple-1.4.tar.gz
Distribution    LLAP/SOAP-Lite-Simple-1.9.tar.gz
Distribution    MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz
Distribution    MWS/ResourcePool-Resource-SOAP-Lite-1.0101.tar.gz
Distribution    SMEISNER/SOAP-Lite-InstanceExporter-0.02.tar.gz
Module    Catalyst::Action::SOAP::DocumentLiteral (DRUOSO/Catalyst-Controller-SOAP-0.8.tar.gz)
Module    Catalyst::Action::SOAP::DocumentLiteralWrapped (DRUOSO/Catalyst-Controller-SOAP-0.8.tar.gz)
Module    Catalyst::Action::SOAP::RPCLiteral (DRUOSO/Catalyst-Controller-SOAP-0.8.tar.gz)
Module    Catalyst::Controller::SOAP::DocumentLiteralWrapped (DRUOSO/Catalyst-Controller-SOAP-0.8.tar.gz)
Module    Net::DRI::Transport::HTTP::SOAPLite (PMEVZEK/Net-DRI-0.85.tar.gz)
Module    ResourcePool::Command::SOAP::Lite::Call (MWS/ResourcePool-Resource-SOAP-Lite-1.0101.tar.gz)
Module    ResourcePool::Factory::SOAP::Lite (MWS/ResourcePool-Resource-SOAP-Lite-1.0101.tar.gz)
Module    ResourcePool::Resource::SOAP::Lite (MWS/ResourcePool-Resource-SOAP-Lite-1.0101.tar.gz)
Module  = SOAP::Lite::Deserializer::XMLSchema1999 (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
Module  = SOAP::Lite::Deserializer::XMLSchema2001 (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
Module  = SOAP::Lite::Deserializer::XMLSchemaSOAP1_1 (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
Module  = SOAP::Lite::Deserializer::XMLSchemaSOAP1_2 (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::InstanceExporter (SMEISNER/SOAP-Lite-InstanceExporter-0.02.tar.gz)
Module  = SOAP::Lite::Packager   (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Simple     (LLAP/SOAP-Lite-Simple-1.9.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Simple::DotNet (LLAP/SOAP-Lite-Simple-1.4.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Simple::Real (LLAP/SOAP-Lite-Simple-1.4.tar.gz)
Module    SOAP::Lite::Utility    (BRYCE/SOAP-Lite-Utility-0.01.tar.gz)
Module  = SOAP::Lite::Utils      (MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz)
28 items found

Aha! It's hiding under a Distribution. Tricky, tricky.

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cpan
install MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz
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  CPAN.pm: Going to build M/MK/MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz
 
We are about to install SOAP::Lite and for your convenience will provide
you with list of modules and prerequisites, so you'll be able to choose
only modules you need for your configuration.
 
XMLRPC::Lite, UDDI::Lite, and XML::Parser::Lite are included by default.
Installed transports can be used for both SOAP::Lite and XMLRPC::Lite.
 
Press  to see the detailed list.
 
Feature                       Prerequisites                Install?
----------------------------- ---------------------------- --------
Core Package                  [*] Scalar::Util             always
                              [*] Test::More
                              [*] URI
                              [*] MIME::Base64
                              [*] version
                              [*] XML::Parser (v2.23)
Client HTTP support           [*] LWP::UserAgent           always
Client HTTPS support          [*] Crypt::SSLeay            [ yes ]
Client SMTP/sendmail support  [ ] MIME::Lite               [ no ]
Client FTP support            [*] IO::File                 [ yes ]
                              [*] Net::FTP
Standalone HTTP server        [*] HTTP::Daemon             [ yes ]
Apache/mod_perl server        [ ] Apache                   [ no ]
FastCGI server                [ ] FCGI                     [ no ]
POP3 server                   [*] MIME::Parser             [ yes ]
                              [*] Net::POP3
IO server                     [*] IO::File                 [ yes ]
MQ transport support          [ ] MQSeries                 [ no ]
JABBER transport support      [ ] Net::Jabber              [ no ]
MIME messages                 [*] MIME::Parser             [ yes ]
DIME messages                 [*] IO::Scalar (v2.105)      [ no ]
                              [ ] DIME::Tools (v0.03)
                              [ ] Data::UUID (v0.11)
SSL Support for TCP Transport [ ] IO::Socket::SSL          [ no ]
Compression support for HTTP  [*] Compress::Zlib           [ yes ]
MIME interoperability w/ Axis [ ] MIME::Parser (v6.106)    [ no ]
--- An asterix '[*]' indicates if the module is currently installed.
 
Do you want to proceed with this configuration? [yes]
Checking if your kit is complete...
Looks good
Writing Makefile for SOAP::Lite
cp lib/SOAP/Packager.pm blib/lib/SOAP/Packager.pm
cp lib/XML/Parser/Lite.pm blib/lib/XML/Parser/Lite.pm
...
Writing /usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.10.0/i686-linux/auto/SOAP/Lite/.packlist
Appending installation info to /usr/lib/perl5/5.10.0/i686-linux/perllocal.pod
  MKUTTER/SOAP-Lite-0.71.04.tar.gz
  /usr/bin/make install  -- OK

The latest version of SOAP::Lite is installed, time to pat yourself on the back and write some code to actually use it.

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