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perlhurd - Perl version 5 on Hurd


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Perl Programmers Reference Guide                      PERLHURD(1)

     README.hurd - Perl version 5 on Hurd

     If you want to use Perl on the Hurd, I recommend using the
     Debian GNU/Hurd distribution ( see ),
     even if an official, stable release has not yet been made.
     The old "gnu-0.2" binary distribution will most certainly
     have additional problems.

  Known Problems with Perl on Hurd
     The Perl test suite may still report some errors on the
     Hurd.  The "lib/anydbm" and "pragma/warnings" tests will
     almost certainly fail.  Both failures are not really
     specific to the Hurd, as indicated by the test suite output.

     The socket tests may fail if the network is not configured.
     You have to make "/hurd/pfinet" the translator for
     "/servers/socket/2", giving it the right arguments.  Try
     "/hurd/pfinet --help" for more information.

     Here are the statistics for Perl 5.005_62 on my system:

      Failed Test  Status Wstat Total Fail  Failed  List of failed
      lib/anydbm.t                 12    1   8.33%  12
      pragma/warnings             333    1   0.30%  215

      8 tests and 24 subtests skipped.
      Failed 2/229 test scripts, 99.13% okay. 2/10850 subtests failed, 99.98% okay.

     There are quite a few systems out there that do worse!

     However, since I am running a very recent Hurd snapshot, in
     which a lot of bugs that were exposed by the Perl test suite
     have been fixed, you may encounter more failures.  Likely
     candidates are: "op/stat", "lib/io_pipe", "lib/io_sock",
     "lib/io_udp" and "lib/time".

     In any way, if you're seeing failures beyond those mentioned
     in this document, please consider upgrading to the latest
     Hurd before reporting the failure as a bug.

     Mark Kettenis <>

     Last Updated: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 22:50:30 +0200

     See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following

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Perl Programmers Reference Guide                      PERLHURD(1)


     |Availability   | runtime/perl-512 |
     |Stability      | Uncommitted      |
     This software was built from source available at  The original
     community source was downloaded from

     Further information about this software can be found on the
     open source community website at

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