CPAN Cannot Guess build type.

Siju George at
Mon Oct 31 01:30:33 PDT 2011

I got the following error trying to install File::RsyncP on
2.13-DEVELOPMENT DragonFly v2.13.0.76.g0a4d48-DEVELOPMENT
How do I fix it?

dfly-bkpsrv# cpan -i File::RsyncP
AutoSplitting ../blib/lib/File/RsyncP/
. /configure
configure: Configuring File::RsyncP::FileList based on rsync 2.6.3
checking build system type... ./config.guess: unable to guess system type
This script, last modified 2003-10-03, has failed to recognize
the operating system you are using. It is advised that you
download the most up to date version of the config scripts from
If the version you run (./config.guess) is already up to date, please
send the following data and any information you think might be
pertinent to <config-patches at> in order to provide the needed
information to handle your system.
config.guess timestamp = 2003-10-03

uname -m = i386
uname -r = 2.13-DEVELOPMENT
uname -s = DragonFly
uname -v = DragonFly v2.13.0.76.g0a4d48-DEVELOPMENT #1: Tue Oct 25
15:20:39 IST 2011
root at dfly-bkpsrv.hifxnx.local:/usr/obj/Backup1/src/sys/GENERIC
/usr/bin/uname -p = i386
/bin/uname -X     =
hostinfo               =
/bin/universe          =
/usr/bin/arch -k       =
/bin/arch              =
/usr/bin/oslevel       =
/usr/convex/getsysinfo =
UNAME_VERSION = DragonFly v2.13.0.76.g0a4d48-DEVELOPMENT #1: Tue Oct 25 15:20:39
 IST 2011     root at dfly-bkpsrv.hifxnx.local:/usr/obj/Backup1/src/sys/GENERIC
configure: error: cannot guess build type; you must specify one
*** Error code 1
Stop in /root/.cpan/build/File-RsyncP-0.70-7H5iDY/FileList.
*** Error code 1
Stop in /root/.cpan/build/File-RsyncP-0.70-7H5iDY.
  /usr/bin/make -- NOT OK
Running make test
  Can't test without successful make
Running make install
  Make had returned bad status, install seems impossible

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