This file contains instructions how to build Perl for Haiku and lists
BUILD AND INSTALL
The build procedure is completely standard:
Make perl executable and create a symlink for libperl:
chmod a+x /boot/common/bin/perl
cd /boot/common/lib; ln -s perl5/5.14.2/BePC-haiku/CORE/libperl.so .
Replace 5.14.2 with your respective version of Perl.
The following problems are encountered with Haiku revision 28311:
o Perl cannot be compiled with threading support ATM.
o The "ext/Socket/t/socketpair.t" test fails. More precisely: the
subtests using datagram sockets fail. Unix datagram sockets aren't
implemented in Haiku yet.
o A subtest of the "ext/Sys/Syslog/t/syslog.t" test fails. This is
due to Haiku not implementing "/dev/log" support yet.
o The tests "lib/Net/Ping/t/450_service.t" and
"lib/Net/Ping/t/510_ping_udp.t" fail. This is due to bugs in
Haiku's network stack implementation.
For Haiku specific problems contact the HaikuPorts developers:
The initial Haiku port was done by Ingo Weinhold
Last update: 2008-10-29
perl v5.14.2 2011-09-26 PERLHAIKU(1)
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