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1If you read this file _as_is_, just ignore the funny characters you see.
2It is written in the POD format (see pod/perlpod.pod) which is specially
3designed to be readable as is.
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5=head1 NAME
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de2902a6 7perlhaiku - Perl version 5.10+ on Haiku
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9=head1 DESCRIPTION
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11This file contains instructions how to build Perl for Haiku and lists
12known problems.
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14=head1 BUILD AND INSTALL
15
16The build procedure is completely standard:
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18 ./Configure -de
19 make
20 make install
21
22Make perl executable and create a symlink for libperl:
23
24 chmod a+x /boot/common/bin/perl
790f2f66 25 cd /boot/common/lib; ln -s perl5/5.33.5/BePC-haiku/CORE/libperl.so .
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790f2f66 27Replace C<5.33.5> with your respective version of Perl.
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29=head1 KNOWN PROBLEMS
30
31The following problems are encountered with Haiku revision 28311:
32
33=over 4
34
35=item *
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37Perl cannot be compiled with threading support ATM.
38
39=item *
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cb0ee57a 41The F<cpan/Socket/t/socketpair.t> test fails. More precisely: the subtests
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42using datagram sockets fail. Unix datagram sockets aren't implemented in
43Haiku yet.
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45=item *
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cb0ee57a 47A subtest of the F<cpan/Sys-Syslog/t/syslog.t> test fails. This is due to Haiku
f703fc96 48not implementing F</dev/log> support yet.
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50=item *
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cb0ee57a 52The tests F<dist/Net-Ping/t/450_service.t> and F<dist/Net-Ping/t/510_ping_udp.t>
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53fail. This is due to bugs in Haiku's network stack implementation.
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55=back
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57=head1 CONTACT
58
59For Haiku specific problems contact the HaikuPorts developers:
635d4d9b 60L<http://ports.haiku-files.org/>
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62The initial Haiku port was done by Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@gmx.de>.
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64Last update: 2008-10-29