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1If you read this file _as_is_, just ignore the funny characters you
2see. It is written in the POD format (see pod/perlpod.pod) which is
3specifically designed to be readable as is.
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5=head1 NAME
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7README.riscos - Perl version 5 for RISC OS
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9=head1 DESCRIPTION
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11This document give instructions for building Perl for RISC OS. It is
12complicated by the need to cross compile. There is a binary version of
13perl available from L<http://www.cp15.org/perl/> which you may wish to
14use instead of trying to compile it yourself.
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16=head1 BUILD
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18You need an installed and working gccsdk cross compiler
19L<http://gccsdk.riscos.info/> and REXEN
20L<http://www.cp15.org/programming/>
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22Firstly, copy the source and build a native copy of perl for your host
23system.
24Then, in the source to be cross compiled:
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26=over 4
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28=item
29
30 $ ./Configure
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32=item
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34Select the riscos hint file. The default answers for the rest of the
35questions are usually sufficient.
36
37=item
38
39 $ make miniperl
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41=item
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43This should build miniperl and then fail when it tries to run it.
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45=item
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47Copy the miniperl executable from the native build done earlier to
48replace the cross compiled miniperl.
49
50=item
51
52 $ make
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54=item
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56This will use miniperl to complete the rest of the build.
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58=back
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60=head1 AUTHOR
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62Alex Waugh <alex@alexwaugh.com>
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