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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.linux - Perl version 5 on Linux systems
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9=head1 DESCRIPTION
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11This document describes various features of Linux that will affect how Perl
12version 5 (hereafter just Perl) is compiled and/or runs.
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14=head2 Experimental Support for Sun Studio Compilers for Linux OS
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16Sun Microsystems has released a port of their Sun Studio compiliers for
17Linux. As of November 2005, only an alpha version has been released.
18Until a release of these compilers is made, support for compiling Perl with
19these compiler experimental.
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21Also, some special instructions for building Perl with Sun Studio on Linux.
22Following the normal C<Configure>, you have to run make as follows:
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24 LDLOADLIBS=-lc make
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26C<LDLOADLIBS> is an environment variable used by the linker to link modules
27C</ext> modules to glibc. Currently, that environment variable is not getting
28populated by a combination of C<Config> entries and C<ExtUtil::MakeMaker>.
29While there may be a bug somewhere in Perl's configuration or
30C<ExtUtil::MakeMaker> causing the problem, the most likely cause is an
31incomplete understanding of Sun Studio by this author. Further investigation
32is needed to get this working better.
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34=head1 AUTHOR
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36Steve Peters <steve@fisharerojo.org>
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38Please report any errors, updates, or suggestions to F<perlbug@perl.org>.
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