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1Notes on Perl on the Hurd
2Last Updated: Fri, 12 Feb 1999 21:11:14 +0100
3Written by: Mark Kettenis <kettenis@gnu.org>
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5* Known Problems
6
7There are several problems with Perl on the Hurd. Most of them are
8related to bugs in the OS, some might be actual bugs in Perl.
9
10The database code has problems that make Perl crash. When running the
11test-suite one of the tests will crash. Note that on the Hurd when a
12program crashes, the crash server suspends the program. Continuing
13the program will cause it to exit.
14
15The socket tests may fail if the network is not configured. You have
16to make `/hurd/pfinet' the translator for `/servers/socket/2', giving
17it the right arguments. Try `/hurd/pfinet --help' for more
18information. It seems that it is currently not possible to do this
19right when you do not have a supported network device. Therefore all
20tests that use INET sockets fail on my system, suggesting that the
21`localhost' address may not be defined.
22
23Here are the statistics for Perl 5.005_03 on my system:
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25Failed Test Status Wstat Total Fail Failed List of failed
26-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
27lib/anydbm.t 12 3 25.00% 1, 4, 9
28lib/db-btree.t 0 11 ?? ?? % ??
29lib/db-hash.t 255 65280 62 42 67.74% 15, 22-62
30lib/db-recno.t 2 512 78 61 78.21% 17, 19-78
31lib/io_pipe.t 10 ?? % ??
32lib/io_sock.t 46 11776 5 5 100.00% 1-5
33lib/io_udp.t 46 11776 3 3 100.00% 1-3
34lib/socket.t 6 6 100.00% 1-6
35op/stat.t 58 1 1.72% 4
36op/time.t 5 1 20.00% 2
375 tests skipped, plus 14 subtests skipped.
38Failed 10/188 test scripts, 94.68% okay. 121/6467 subtests failed, 98.13% okay.
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