Tvheadendzap2xml error

I installed OSMC yesterday on my pi3 with the express purpose of using it as a Tvheadend backend to service clients throughout the house. Just about everything is working as expected except EPG. I’ve looked online and found a lot of information and settled on zap2xml as a good route, but when I try to run the perl script “perl -u me@mymail -p xxxxxx” it gives me the following error.

Can’t locate JSON/ in @INC (you may need to install the JSON::XS module) (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl/5.20.2 /usr/local/share/perl/5.20.2 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl5/5.20 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl/5.20 /usr/share/perl/5.20 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at (eval 17) line 2.

OK, so it’s missing a perl library. I’m very much out of my element when it comes to perl installation management. I tried what I thought would install CPAN, but I suspect something went wrong. Here’s what happened when I tried to install the JSON library

osmc@jubilee:~$ perl -MCPAN -e shell
Terminal does not support AddHistory.

cpan shell – CPAN exploration and modules installation (v2.05)
Enter ‘h’ for help.

cpan[1]> install JSON::XS
Reading ‘/home/osmc/.cpan/Metadata’
Database was generated on Sat, 04 Feb 2017 14:29:03 GMT
Running install for module ‘JSON::XS’
Checksum for /home/osmc/.cpan/sources/authors/id/M/ML/MLEHMANN/JSON-XS-3.03.tar.gz ok
Scanning cache /home/osmc/.cpan/build for sizes
‘YAML’ not installed, will not store persistent state
---- Unsatisfied dependencies detected during ----
---- MLEHMANN/JSON-XS-3.03.tar.gz ----
Canary::Stability [build_requires]
Running install for module ‘Canary::Stability’
Checksum for /home/osmc/.cpan/sources/authors/id/M/ML/MLEHMANN/Canary-Stability-2012.tar.gz ok
Configuring M/ML/MLEHMANN/Canary-Stability-2012.tar.gz with Makefile.PL
Checking if your kit is complete…
Looks good
Generating a Unix-style Makefile
Writing Makefile for Canary::Stability
Writing MYMETA.yml and MYMETA.json
/usr/bin/perl Makefile.PL INSTALLDIRS=site – OK
Running make for M/ML/MLEHMANN/Canary-Stability-2012.tar.gz
Can’t exec “make”: No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl/5.20/CPAN/ line 2191.
make – NOT OK
Has already been unwrapped into directory /home/osmc/.cpan/build/JSON-XS-3.03-GDoI4Z
Warning: Prerequisite ‘Canary::Stability => 0’ for ‘MLEHMANN/JSON-XS-3.03.tar.gz’ failed when processing ‘MLEHMANN/Canary-Stability-2012.tar.gz’ with ‘make => NO’. Continuing, but chances to succeed are limited.
Configuring M/ML/MLEHMANN/JSON-XS-3.03.tar.gz with Makefile.PL
Can’t locate Canary/ in @INC (you may need to install the Canary::Stability module) (@INC contains: /etc/perl /usr/local/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl/5.20.2 /usr/local/share/perl/5.20.2 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl5/5.20 /usr/share/perl5 /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/perl/5.20 /usr/share/perl/5.20 /usr/local/lib/site_perl .) at Makefile.PL line 4.
BEGIN failed–compilation aborted at Makefile.PL line 4.
Warning: No success on command[/usr/bin/perl Makefile.PL INSTALLDIRS=site]
/usr/bin/perl Makefile.PL INSTALLDIRS=site – NOT OK
Failed during this command:
MLEHMANN/Canary-Stability-2012.tar.gz : make NO
MLEHMANN/JSON-XS-3.03.tar.gz : writemakefile NO ‘/usr/bin/perl Makefile.PL INSTALLDIRS=site’ returned status 512

And when I tried to run the perl command it gave me the same error so I’m guessing it didn’t work right.

And of course if anyone has a link to "here are the steps to get EPG working with zap2xml on OSMC running on a rapsberry pi, then that’s also helpful.

Did you look here?

Of course. None of the topics discuss perl errors or working with cpan on the osmc platform

Google search turned this up

Yes. That’s exactly what I’ve done, except, that I can’t seem to run the zap2it perl script because it is missing perl modules (notably JSON::XS). I need help getting these modules installed.

Did you not see the portion on “Installing dependencies”? You are confirming that you have done that?

Huzzah! A second pair of eyes to the rescue! I must have read over that a dozen times. I’m back in business.