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7b73750b 1Notes on Perl on the Hurd
0a74eaba 2Last Updated: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 22:50:30 +0200
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3Written by: Mark Kettenis <kettenis@gnu.org>
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5If you want to use Perl on the Hurd, I recommend using the Debian
6GNU/Hurd distribution (see http://www.debian.org), even if an
7official, stable release has not yet been made. The old `gnu-0.2'
8binary distribution will most certainly have additional problems.
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c2da85ba 10* Known Problems
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12The Perl test suite may still report some errors on the Hurd. The
13`lib/anydbm' and `pragma/warnings' tests will almost certainly fail.
14Both failures are not really specific to the Hurd, as indicated by the
15test suite output.
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17The socket tests may fail if the network is not configured. You have
18to make `/hurd/pfinet' the translator for `/servers/socket/2', giving
19it the right arguments. Try `/hurd/pfinet --help' for more
c2da85ba 20information.
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0a74eaba 22Here are the statistics for Perl 5.005_62 on my system:
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24Failed Test Status Wstat Total Fail Failed List of failed
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c2da85ba 26lib/anydbm.t 12 1 8.33% 12
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27pragma/warnings 333 1 0.30% 215
288 tests and 24 subtests skipped.
29Failed 2/229 test scripts, 99.13% okay. 2/10850 subtests failed, 99.98% okay.
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31There are quite a few systems out there that do worse!
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33However, since I am running a very recent Hurd snapshot, in which a lot of
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34bugs that were exposed by the Perl test suite have been fixed, you may
35encounter more failures. Likely candidates are: `op/stat', `lib/io_pipe',
36`lib/io_sock', `lib/io_udp' and `lib/time'.
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38In any way, if you're seeing failures beyond those mentioned in this
39document, please consider upgrading to the latest Hurd before reporting
40the failure as a bug.