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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 7perlhurd - Perl version 5 on Hurd
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9=head1 DESCRIPTION
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c2da85ba 11If you want to use Perl on the Hurd, I recommend using the Debian
71c89d21 12GNU/Hurd distribution ( see L<https://www.debian.org/> ), even if an
b432a672 13official, stable release has not yet been made. The old "gnu-0.2"
c2da85ba 14binary distribution will most certainly have additional problems.
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a83b6f46 16=head2 Known Problems with Perl on Hurd
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0a74eaba 18The Perl test suite may still report some errors on the Hurd. The
b432a672 19"lib/anydbm" and "pragma/warnings" tests will almost certainly fail.
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20Both failures are not really specific to the Hurd, as indicated by the
21test suite output.
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23The socket tests may fail if the network is not configured. You have
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24to make "/hurd/pfinet" the translator for "/servers/socket/2", giving
25it the right arguments. Try "/hurd/pfinet --help" for more
c2da85ba 26information.
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0a74eaba 28Here are the statistics for Perl 5.005_62 on my system:
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a83b6f46 30 Failed Test Status Wstat Total Fail Failed List of failed
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32 lib/anydbm.t 12 1 8.33% 12
33 pragma/warnings 333 1 0.30% 215
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35 8 tests and 24 subtests skipped.
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36 Failed 2/229 test scripts, 99.13% okay. 2/10850 subtests failed,
37 99.98% okay.
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39There are quite a few systems out there that do worse!
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41However, since I am running a very recent Hurd snapshot, in which a lot of
0a74eaba 42bugs that were exposed by the Perl test suite have been fixed, you may
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43encounter more failures. Likely candidates are: "op/stat", "lib/io_pipe",
44"lib/io_sock", "lib/io_udp" and "lib/time".
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46In any way, if you're seeing failures beyond those mentioned in this
47document, please consider upgrading to the latest Hurd before reporting
48the failure as a bug.
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50=head1 AUTHOR
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52Mark Kettenis <kettenis@gnu.org>
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54Last Updated: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 22:50:30 +0200
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