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perlriscos (1)

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perlriscos - Perl version 5 for RISC OS

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Perl Programmers Reference Guide                                 PERLRISCOS(1)



NAME
       perlriscos - Perl version 5 for RISC OS

DESCRIPTION
       This document gives instructions for building Perl for RISC OS. It is
       complicated by the need to cross compile. There is a binary version of
       perl available from <http://www.cp15.org/perl/> which you may wish to
       use instead of trying to compile it yourself.

BUILD
       You need an installed and working gccsdk cross compiler
       <http://gccsdk.riscos.info/> and REXEN
       <http://www.cp15.org/programming/>

       Firstly, copy the source and build a native copy of perl for your host
       system.  Then, in the source to be cross compiled:

       1.
               $ ./Configure

       2.  Select the riscos hint file. The default answers for the rest of
           the questions are usually sufficient.

           Note that, if you wish to run Configure non-interactively (see the
           INSTALL document for details), to have it select the correct hint
           file, you'll need to provide the argument -Dhintfile=riscos on the
           Configure command-line.

       3.
               $ make miniperl

       4.  This should build miniperl and then fail when it tries to run it.

       5.  Copy the miniperl executable from the native build done earlier to
           replace the cross compiled miniperl.

       6.
               $ make

       7.  This will use miniperl to complete the rest of the build.

AUTHOR
       Alex Waugh <alex@alexwaugh.com>



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |   ATTRIBUTE VALUE     |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Availability   | runtime/perl-526      |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
       |Stability      | Pass-through volatile |
       +---------------+-----------------------+
NOTES
       This software was built from source available at
       https://github.com/oracle/solaris-userland.  The original community
       source was downloaded from
       http://www.cpan.org/src/5.0/perl-5.26.3.tar.bz2

       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
       community website at http://www.perl.org/.



perl v5.26.3                      2018-03-01                     PERLRISCOS(1)