PERLRISCOS

Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (1)
Updated: 2009-02-12
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NAME

README.riscos - 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:

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    $ ./Configure

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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.

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    $ make miniperl

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This should build miniperl and then fail when it tries to run it.
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Copy the miniperl executable from the native build done earlier to replace the cross compiled miniperl.
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    $ make

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

AUTHOR

Alex Waugh <[email protected]>


 

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