perl variant to postgresql82 not working?

Tim Holahan tim.holahan at
Thu Feb 28 18:58:53 PST 2008

My problem seems to be due to a 32-bit vs. 64-bit issue. I found this remark
in the readme the came with the precompiled pg82 binaries:

The PL/Perl and PL/Python languages have been dropped for now - they
currently don't build 64bit.

This led me to this page on the Apple site:

Sounds like I need to recompile my perl5.8 installation. Unfortunately, I
don't know enough about compiling for processor architectures to know what
to do.

If anyone has any suggestions, I'd appreciate it.


On Thu, Feb 28, 2008 at 9:18 PM, Tim Holahan <tim.holahan at> wrote:

> Hi. I'm trying to install plperl along with postgres 8.2 on a MacBook
> running Leopard by issuing the following command:
> port install postgresql82 +perl
> Everything seems to go smoothly (see the output below my signature).
> However, after I create a database, attempts to CREATE LANGUAGE 'plperl'
> (and 'plperlu') fail in psql with the message:
> ERROR:  could not access file "$libdir/plperl": No such file or directory
> The and files are nowhere to be found. The perl5.8port is installed.
> I'd be grateful for any help with this.
> Thanks,
> Tim
> -->  Fetching postgresql82
> --->  Verifying checksum(s) for postgresql82
> --->  Extracting postgresql82
> --->  Configuring postgresql82
> --->  Building postgresql82
> --->  Staging postgresql82 into destroot
> --->  Installing postgresql82 8.2.6_0+perl
> To use the postgresql server, install the postgresql82-server port
> --->  Activating postgresql82 8.2.6_0+perl
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