Installing Ack 1.86 on Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.5Edit

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So I thought I’d give Ack a try. I installed it manually rather than using CPAN because I like to do stuff like inspecting READMEs and what not when I unpack archives and chase up dependencies.

mkdir ack
cd ack
wget http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/P/PE/PETDANCE/ack-1.86.tar.gz
tar xzvf ack-1.86.tar.gz 
wget http://search.cpan.org/CPAN/authors/id/P/PE/PETDANCE/File-Next-1.02.tar.gz
tar zxvf File-Next-1.02.tar.gz 
cd File-Next-1.02
perl Makefile.PL 
make
make test
sudo make install
cd ../ack-1.86/
perl Makefile.PL 
make
make test
sudo make install