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5=head1 NAME
6
d66be8f9 7README.hpux - Perl version 5 on Hewlett-Packard Unix (HP-UX) systems
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9=head1 DESCRIPTION
10
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11This document describes various features of HP's Unix operating system
12(HP-UX) that will affect how Perl version 5 (hereafter just Perl) is
13compiled and/or runs.
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15=head2 Using perl as shipped with HP-UX
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17Application release September 2001, HP-UX 11.00 is the first to ship
18with Perl. By the time it was perl-5.6.1 in /opt/perl. The first
19occurrence is on CD 5012-7954 and can be installed using
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23assuming you have mounted that CD on /cdrom. In this version the
7cd31a2a 24following modules were installed:
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26 ActivePerl::DocTools-0.04 HTML::Parser-3.19 XML::DOM-1.25
27 Archive::Tar-0.072 HTML::Tagset-3.03 XML::Parser-2.27
28 Compress::Zlib-1.08 MIME::Base64-2.11 XML::Simple-1.05
29 Convert::ASN1-0.10 Net-1.07 XML::XPath-1.09
30 Digest::MD5-2.11 PPM-2.1.5 XML::XSLT-0.32
31 File::CounterFile-0.12 SOAP::Lite-0.46 libwww-perl-5.51
32 Font::AFM-1.18 Storable-1.011 libxml-perl-0.07
33 HTML-Tree-3.11 URI-1.11 perl-ldap-0.23
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7cd31a2a 35The build was a portable hppa-1.1 multithread build that supports large
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36files compiled with gcc-2.9-hppa-991112
37
38If you perform a new installation, then Perl will be installed
39automatically.
40
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41More recent (preinstalled) HP-UX systems have more recent versions of
42Perl and the updated modules.
43
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44=head2 Using perl from HP's porting centre
45
46HP porting centre tries very hard to keep up with customer demand and
47release updates from the Open Source community. Having precompiled
48Perl binaries available is obvious.
49
50The HP porting centres are limited in what systems they are allowed
51to port to and they usually choose the two most recent OS versions
52available. This means that at the moment of writing, there are only
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53HP-UX 11.11 (pa-risc 2.0) and HP-UX 11.23 (Itanium 2) ports available
54on the porting centres.
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56HP has asked the porting centre to move Open Source binaries
57from /opt to /usr/local, so binaries produced since the start
58of July 2002 are located in /usr/local.
59
60One of HP porting centres URL's is http://hpux.connect.org.uk/
61The port currently available is built with GNU gcc.
62
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63=head2 Compiling Perl 5 on HP-UX
64
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65When compiling Perl, you must use an ANSI C compiler. The C compiler
66that ships with all HP-UX systems is a K&R compiler that should only be
67used to build new kernels.
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69Perl can be compiled with either HP's ANSI C compiler or with gcc. The
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70former is recommended, as not only can it compile Perl with no
71difficulty, but also can take advantage of features listed later that
72require the use of HP compiler-specific command-line flags.
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60ed1d8c 74If you decide to use gcc, make sure your installation is recent and
b48c3bfb 75complete, and be sure to read the Perl INSTALL file for more gcc-specific
60ed1d8c 76details.
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78=head2 PA-RISC
79
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80HP's current Unix systems run on its own Precision Architecture
81(PA-RISC) chip. HP-UX used to run on the Motorola MC68000 family of
82chips, but any machine with this chip in it is quite obsolete and this
83document will not attempt to address issues for compiling Perl on the
84Motorola chipset.
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60ed1d8c 86The most recent version of PA-RISC at the time of this document's last
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87update is 2.0. HP PA-RISC systems are usually refered to with model
88description "HP 9000".
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90A complete list of models at the time the OS was built is in the file
91/usr/sam/lib/mo/sched.models. The first column corresponds to the last
92part of the output of the "model" command. The second column is the
93PA-RISC version and the third column is the exact chip type used.
94(Start browsing at the bottom to prevent confusion ;-)
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96 # model
97 9000/800/L1000-44
98 # grep L1000-44 /usr/sam/lib/mo/sched.models
99 L1000-44 2.0 PA8500
100
101=head2 Portability Between PA-RISC Versions
102
103An executable compiled on a PA-RISC 2.0 platform will not execute on a
104PA-RISC 1.1 platform, even if they are running the same version of
105HP-UX. If you are building Perl on a PA-RISC 2.0 platform and want that
106Perl to also run on a PA-RISC 1.1, the compiler flags +DAportable and
107+DS32 should be used.
108
109It is no longer possible to compile PA-RISC 1.0 executables on either
110the PA-RISC 1.1 or 2.0 platforms. The command-line flags are accepted,
111but the resulting executable will not run when transferred to a PA-RISC
1121.0 system.
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114=head2 PA-RISC 1.0
115
116The original version of PA-RISC, HP no longer sells any system with this chip.
117
13e84f2c 118The following systems contained PA-RISC 1.0 chips:
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120 600, 635, 645, 808, 815, 822, 825, 832, 834, 835, 840, 842, 845, 850,
121 852, 855, 860, 865, 870, 890
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123=head2 PA-RISC 1.1
124
125An upgrade to the PA-RISC design, it shipped for many years in many different
126system.
127
128The following systems contain with PA-RISC 1.1 chips:
129
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130 705, 710, 712, 715, 720, 722, 725, 728, 730, 735, 742, 743, 744, 745,
131 747, 750, 755, 770, 777, 778, 779, 800, 801, 803, 806, 807, 809, 811,
132 813, 816, 817, 819, 821, 826, 827, 829, 831, 837, 839, 841, 847, 849,
133 851, 856, 857, 859, 867, 869, 877, 887, 891, 892, 897, A180, A180C,
134 B115, B120, B132L, B132L+, B160L, B180L, C100, C110, C115, C120,
135 C160L, D200, D210, D220, D230, D250, D260, D310, D320, D330, D350,
136 D360, D410, DX0, DX5, DXO, E25, E35, E45, E55, F10, F20, F30, G30,
137 G40, G50, G60, G70, H20, H30, H40, H50, H60, H70, I30, I40, I50, I60,
138 I70, J200, J210, J210XC, K100, K200, K210, K220, K230, K400, K410,
139 K420, S700i, S715, S744, S760, T500, T520
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141=head2 PA-RISC 2.0
142
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143The most recent upgrade to the PA-RISC design, it added support for
14464-bit integer data.
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60ed1d8c 146As of the date of this document's last update, the following systems
d464cda8 147contain PA-RISC 2.0 chips:
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149 700, 780, 781, 782, 783, 785, 802, 804, 810, 820, 861, 871, 879, 889,
150 893, 895, 896, 898, 899, A400, A500, B1000, B2000, C130, C140, C160,
151 C180, C180+, C180-XP, C200+, C400+, C3000, C360, C3600, CB260, D270,
152 D280, D370, D380, D390, D650, J220, J2240, J280, J282, J400, J410,
153 J5000, J5500XM, J5600, J7000, J7600, K250, K260, K260-EG, K270, K360,
154 K370, K380, K450, K460, K460-EG, K460-XP, K470, K570, K580, L1000,
155 L2000, L3000, N4000, R380, R390, SD16000, SD32000, SD64000, T540,
156 T600, V2000, V2200, V2250, V2500, V2600
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158Just before HP took over Compaq, some systems were renamed. the link
159that contained the explanation is dead, so here's a short summary:
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161 HP 9000 A-Class servers, now renamed HP Server rp2400 series.
162 HP 9000 L-Class servers, now renamed HP Server rp5400 series.
163 HP 9000 N-Class servers, now renamed HP Server rp7400.
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165 rp2400, rp2405, rp2430, rp2450, rp2470, rp3410, rp3440, rp4410,
166 rp4440, rp5400, rp5405, rp5430, rp5450, rp5470, rp7400, rp7405,
167 rp7410, rp7420, rp8400, rp8420, Superdome
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169The current naming convention is:
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171 aadddd
172 ||||`+- 00 - 99 relative capacity & newness (upgrades, etc.)
173 |||`--- unique number for each architecture to ensure different
174 ||| systems do not have the same numbering across
175 ||| architectures
176 ||`---- 1 - 9 identifies family and/or relative positioning
177 ||
178 |`----- c = ia32 (cisc)
179 | p = pa-risc
180 | x = ia-64 (Itanium & Itanium 2)
181 | h = housing
182 `------ t = tower
183 r = rack optimized
184 s = super scalable
185 b = blade
186 sa = appliance
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a83b6f46 188=head2 Itanium Processor Family and HP-UX
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190HP-UX also runs on the new Itanium processor. This requires the use
7cd31a2a 191of a different version of HP-UX (currently 11.23 or 11i v2), and with
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193Perl should compile with no problems.
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195Although PA-RISC binaries can run on Itanium systems, you should not
196attempt to use a PA-RISC version of Perl on an Itanium system. This is
197because shared libraries created on an Itanium system cannot be loaded
198while running a PA-RISC executable.
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200HP Itanium 2 systems are usually refered to with model description
201"HP Integrity".
202
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203=head2 Itanium & Itanium 2
204
205HP also ships servers with the 128-bit Itanium processor(s). As of the
206date of this document's last update, the following systems contain
207Itanium or Itanium 2 chips (this is very likely to be out of date):
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210 rx5670, rx7620, rx8620, rx9610
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212To see all about your machine, type
213
214 # model
215 ia64 hp server rx2600
216 # /usr/contrib/bin/machinfo
217
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218=head2 Building Dynamic Extensions on HP-UX
219
220HP-UX supports dynamically loadable libraries (shared libraries).
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221Shared libraries end with the suffix .sl. On Itanium systems,
222they end with the suffix .so.
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224Shared libraries created on a platform using a particular PA-RISC
225version are not usable on platforms using an earlier PA-RISC version by
226default. However, this backwards compatibility may be enabled using the
227same +DAportable compiler flag (with the same PA-RISC 1.0 caveat
228mentioned above).
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230Shared libraries created on an Itanium platform cannot be loaded on
231a PA-RISC platform. Shared libraries created on a PA-RISC platform
232can only be loaded on an Itanium platform if it is a PA-RISC executable
233that is attempting to load the PA-RISC library. A PA-RISC shared
234library cannot be loaded into an Itanium executable nor vice-versa.
235
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238 1. Compile source modules with +z or +Z flag to create a .o module
239 which contains Position-Independent Code (PIC). The linker will
240 tell you in the next step if +Z was needed.
241 (For gcc, the appropriate flag is -fpic or -fPIC.)
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243 2. Link the shared library using the -b flag. If the code calls
244 any functions in other system libraries (e.g., libm), it must
245 be included on this line.
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247(Note that these steps are usually handled automatically by the extension's
248Makefile).
249
250If these dependent libraries are not listed at shared library creation
251time, you will get fatal "Unresolved symbol" errors at run time when the
252library is loaded.
253
a75f7dba 254You may create a shared library that refers to another library, which
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255may be either an archive library or a shared library. If this second
256library is a shared library, this is called a "dependent library". The
257dependent library's name is recorded in the main shared library, but it
258is not linked into the shared library. Instead, it is loaded when the
259main shared library is loaded. This can cause problems if you build an
260extension on one system and move it to another system where the
261libraries may not be located in the same place as on the first system.
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263If the referred library is an archive library, then it is treated as a
264simple collection of .o modules (all of which must contain PIC). These
265modules are then linked into the shared library.
266
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267Note that it is okay to create a library which contains a dependent
268library that is already linked into perl.
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270Some extensions, like DB_File and Compress::Zlib use/require prebuilt
271libraries for the perl extensions/modules to work. If these libraries
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272are built using the default configuration, it might happen that you
273run into an error like "invalid loader fixup" during load phase.
274HP is aware of this problem. Search the HP-UX cxx-dev forums for
275discussions about the subject. The short answer is that B<everything>
276(all libraries, everything) must be compiled with C<+z> or C<+Z> to be
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278C<-fpic> or C<-fPIC>). In HP-UX 11.00 or newer the linker
3853ea39 279error message should tell the name of the offending object file.
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281A more general approach is to intervene manually, as with an example for
282the DB_File module, which requires SleepyCat's libdb.sl:
283
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284 # cd .../db-3.2.9/build_unix
285 # vi Makefile
286 ... add +Z to all cflags to create shared objects
287 CFLAGS= -c $(CPPFLAGS) +Z -Ae +O2 +Onolimit \
288 -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/include/X11R6
289 CXXFLAGS= -c $(CPPFLAGS) +Z -Ae +O2 +Onolimit \
290 -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/include/X11R6
291
292 # make clean
293 # make
294 # mkdir tmp
295 # cd tmp
296 # ar x ../libdb.a
297 # ld -b -o libdb-3.2.sl *.o
298 # mv libdb-3.2.sl /usr/local/lib
299 # rm *.o
300 # cd /usr/local/lib
301 # rm -f libdb.sl
302 # ln -s libdb-3.2.sl libdb.sl
303
304 # cd .../DB_File-1.76
305 # make distclean
306 # perl Makefile.PL
307 # make
308 # make test
309 # make install
310
311As of db-4.2.x it is no longer needed to do this by hand. Sleepycat
312has changed the configuration process to add +z on HP-UX automatically.
313
314 # cd .../db-4.2.25/build_unix
315 # env CFLAGS=+DA2.0w LDFLAGS=+DA2.0w ../dist/configure
316
317should work to generate 64bit shared libraries for HP-UX 11.00 and 11i.
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320though the command-line flags are still present).
321
322PA-RISC and Itanium object files are not interchangeable. Although
323you may be able to use ar to create an archive library of PA-RISC
324object files on an Itanium system, you cannot link against it using
325an Itanium link editor.
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327=head2 The HP ANSI C Compiler
328
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329When using this compiler to build Perl, you should make sure that the
330flag -Aa is added to the cpprun and cppstdin variables in the config.sh
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331file (though see the section on 64-bit perl below). If you are using a
332recent version of the Perl distribution, these flags are set automatically.
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335
336When you are going to use the GNU C compiler (gcc), and you don't have
337gcc yet, you can either build it yourself from the sources (available
338from e.g. http://www.gnu.ai.mit.edu/software/gcc/releases.html) or fetch
339a prebuilt binary from the HP porting center. There are two places where
3a1825b5 340gcc prebuilds can be fetched; the first and best (for HP-UX 11 only) is
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341http://h21007.www2.hp.com/dspp/tech/tech_TechSoftwareDetailPage_IDX/1,1703,547,00.html
342the second is http://hpux.cs.utah.edu/hppd/hpux/Gnu/ where you can also
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343find the GNU binutils package. (Browse through the list, because there
344are often multiple versions of the same package available).
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8df8c42b 346Above mentioned distributions are depots. H.Merijn Brand has made prebuilt
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347gcc binaries available on http://mirrors.develooper.com/hpux/ and/or
348http://www.cmve.net/~merijn/ for HP-UX 10.20, HP-UX 11.00, and HP-UX 11.11
349(HP-UX 11i) in both 32- and 64-bit versions. These are bzipped tar archives
350that also include recent GNU binutils and GNU gdb. Read the instructions
351on that page to rebuild gcc using itself.
352
353On PA-RISC you need a different compiler for 32-bit applications and for
35464-bit applications. On PA-RISC, 32-bit objects and 64-bit objects do
fb1ee0ec 355not mix. Period. There is no different behaviour for HP C-ANSI-C or GNU
b20ef1a8 356gcc. So if you require your perl binary to use 64-bit libraries, like
1d69df2b 357Oracle-64bit, you MUST build a 64-bit perl.
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359Building a 64-bit capable gcc on PA-RISC from source is possible only when
360you have the HP C-ANSI C compiler or an already working 64-bit binary of
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361gcc available. Best performance for perl is achieved with HP's native
362compiler.
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a83b6f46 364=head2 Using Large Files with Perl on HP-UX
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366Beginning with HP-UX version 10.20, files larger than 2GB (2^31 bytes)
367may be created and manipulated. Three separate methods of doing this
368are available. Of these methods, the best method for Perl is to compile
369using the -Duselargefiles flag to Configure. This causes Perl to be
370compiled using structures and functions in which these are 64 bits wide,
371rather than 32 bits wide. (Note that this will only work with HP's ANSI
372C compiler. If you want to compile Perl using gcc, you will have to get
aca48073 373a version of the compiler that supports 64-bit operations. See above for
f3e4a94e 374where to find it.)
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376There are some drawbacks to this approach. One is that any extension
377which calls any file-manipulating C function will need to be recompiled
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378(just follow the usual "perl Makefile.PL; make; make test; make install"
379procedure).
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381The list of functions that will need to recompiled is:
382creat, fgetpos, fopen,
383freopen, fsetpos, fstat,
384fstatvfs, fstatvfsdev, ftruncate,
385ftw, lockf, lseek,
386lstat, mmap, nftw,
387open, prealloc, stat,
388statvfs, statvfsdev, tmpfile,
389truncate, getrlimit, setrlimit
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391Another drawback is only valid for Perl versions before 5.6.0. This
392drawback is that the seek and tell functions (both the builtin version
393and POSIX module version) will not perform correctly.
394
395It is strongly recommended that you use this flag when you run
396Configure. If you do not do this, but later answer the question about
397large files when Configure asks you, you may get a configuration that
398cannot be compiled, or that does not function as expected.
399
a83b6f46 400=head2 Threaded Perl on HP-UX
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402It is possible to compile a version of threaded Perl on any version of
403HP-UX before 10.30, but it is strongly suggested that you be running on
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404HP-UX 11.00 at least.
405
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406To compile Perl with threads, add -Dusethreads to the arguments of
407Configure. Verify that the -D_POSIX_C_SOURCE=199506L compiler flag is
408automatically added to the list of flags. Also make sure that -lpthread
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409is listed before -lc in the list of libraries to link Perl with. The
410hints provided for HP-UX during Configure will try very hard to get
411this right for you.
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210b36aa 413HP-UX versions before 10.30 require a separate installation of a POSIX
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414threads library package. Two examples are the HP DCE package, available
415on "HP-UX Hardware Extensions 3.0, Install and Core OS, Release 10.20,
416April 1999 (B3920-13941)" or the Freely available PTH package, available
2d99a181 417on H.Merijn's site (http://mirrors.develooper.com/hpux/).
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420is /usr/lib/libcma.sl, but there have been multiple updates of that
421library over time. Perl will build with the first version, but it
422will not pass the test suite. Older Oracle versions might be a compelling
8e4bcd96 423reason not to update that library, otherwise please find a newer version
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424in one of the following patches: PHSS_19739, PHSS_20608, or PHSS_23672
425
426reformatted output:
427
428 d3:/usr/lib 106 > what libcma-*.1
429 libcma-00000.1:
430 HP DCE/9000 1.5 Module: libcma.sl (Export)
431 Date: Apr 29 1996 22:11:24
432 libcma-19739.1:
433 HP DCE/9000 1.5 PHSS_19739-40 Module: libcma.sl (Export)
434 Date: Sep 4 1999 01:59:07
435 libcma-20608.1:
436 HP DCE/9000 1.5 PHSS_20608 Module: libcma.1 (Export)
437 Date: Dec 8 1999 18:41:23
438 libcma-23672.1:
439 HP DCE/9000 1.5 PHSS_23672 Module: libcma.1 (Export)
440 Date: Apr 9 2001 10:01:06
441 d3:/usr/lib 107 >
442
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443For building perl to support Oracle, it needs to be linked with libcl
444and libpthread. So even if your perl is an unthreaded build, these
445libraries might be required. See "Oracle on HP-UX" below.
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a83b6f46 447=head2 64-bit Perl on HP-UX
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449Beginning with HP-UX 11.00, programs compiled under HP-UX can take
450advantage of the LP64 programming environment (LP64 means Longs and
451Pointers are 64 bits wide).
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453Work is being performed on Perl to make it 64-bit compliant on all
454versions of Unix. Once this is complete, scalar variables will be able
455to hold numbers larger than 2^32 with complete precision.
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70dff5ba 457As of the date of this document, Perl is fully 64-bit compliant on
b20ef1a8 458HP-UX 11.00 and up for both cc- and gcc builds. If you are about to
1d69df2b 459build a 64-bit perl with GNU gcc, please read the gcc section carefully.
f2a260d6 460
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461Should a user wish to experiment with compiling Perl in the LP64
462environment, use the -Duse64bitall flag to Configure. This will force
b20ef1a8 463Perl to be compiled in a pure LP64 environment (with the +DD64 flag for
1d69df2b 464HP C-ANSI-C, with no additional options for GNU gcc 64-bit on PA-RISC,
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466If you want to compile Perl using gcc, you will have to get a version of
aca48073 467the compiler that supports 64-bit operations.)
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470are some minor differences between compiling Perl with this flag versus
471the -Duse64bitall flag, they should not be noticeable from a Perl user's
472perspective.
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475you run Configure. If you do not use do this, but later answer the
476questions about 64-bit numbers when Configure asks you, you may get a
477configuration that cannot be compiled, or that does not function as
478expected.
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481
482Using perl to connect to Oracle databases through DBI and DBD::Oracle
483has caused a lot of people many headaches. Read README.hpux in the
484DBD::Oracle for much more information. The reason to mention it here
485is that Oracle requires a perl built with libcl and libpthread, the
486latter even when perl is build without threads. Building perl using
487all defaults, but still enabling to build DBD::Oracle later on can be
488achieved using
489
490 Configure -A prepend:libswanted='cl pthread ' ...
491
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493
494Also note that this does not (yet) work with all configurations,
1d69df2b 495it is known to fail with 64-bit versions of GCC.
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a83b6f46 497=head2 GDBM and Threads on HP-UX
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499If you attempt to compile Perl with threads on an 11.X system and also
500link in the GDBM library, then Perl will immediately core dump when it
501starts up. The only workaround at this point is to relink the GDBM
502library under 11.X, then relink it into Perl.
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a83b6f46 504=head2 NFS filesystems and utime(2) on HP-UX
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506If you are compiling Perl on a remotely-mounted NFS filesystem, the test
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507io/fs.t may fail on test #18. This appears to be a bug in HP-UX and no
508fix is currently available.
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a83b6f46 510=head2 perl -P and // and HP-UX
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b20ef1a8 512If HP-UX Perl is compiled with flags that will cause problems if the
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513-P flag of Perl (preprocess Perl code with the C preprocessor before
514perl sees it) is used. The problem is that C<//>, being a C++-style
515until-end-of-line comment, will disappear along with the remainder
516of the line. This means that common Perl constructs like
517
af8e01f2 518 s/foo//;
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520will turn into illegal code
521
af8e01f2 522 s/foo
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525like for example C<"!">:
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af8e01f2 527 s!foo!!;
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a83b6f46 529=head2 HP-UX Kernel Parameters (maxdsiz) for Compiling Perl
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531By default, HP-UX comes configured with a maximum data segment size of
53264MB. This is too small to correctly compile Perl with the maximum
533optimization levels. You can increase the size of the maxdsiz kernel
534parameter through the use of SAM.
535
536When using the GUI version of SAM, click on the Kernel Configuration
537icon, then the Configurable Parameters icon. Scroll down and select
538the maxdsiz line. From the Actions menu, select the Modify Configurable
539Parameter item. Insert the new formula into the Formula/Value box.
540Then follow the instructions to rebuild your kernel and reboot your
541system.
542
543In general, a value of 256MB (or "256*1024*1024") is sufficient for
544Perl to compile at maximum optimization.
545
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547
548You may get a bus error core dump from the op/pwent or op/grent
549tests. If compiled with -g you will see a stack trace much like
550the following:
551
552 #0 0xc004216c in () from /usr/lib/libc.2
553 #1 0xc00d7550 in __nss_src_state_destr () from /usr/lib/libc.2
554 #2 0xc00d7768 in __nss_src_state_destr () from /usr/lib/libc.2
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555 #3 0xc00d78a8 in nss_delete () from /usr/lib/libc.2
556 #4 0xc01126d8 in endpwent () from /usr/lib/libc.2
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557 #5 0xd1950 in Perl_pp_epwent () from ./perl
558 #6 0x94d3c in Perl_runops_standard () from ./perl
559 #7 0x23728 in S_run_body () from ./perl
560 #8 0x23428 in perl_run () from ./perl
561 #9 0x2005c in main () from ./perl
562
563The key here is the C<nss_delete> call. One workaround for this
564bug seems to be to create add to the file F</etc/nsswitch.conf>
565(at least) the following lines
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569
570Whether you are using NIS does not matter. Amazingly enough,
3a1825b5 571the same bug also affects Solaris.
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573=head1 AUTHOR
574
575Jeff Okamoto <okamoto@corp.hp.com>
3bd76f0a 576H.Merijn Brand <h.m.brand@xs4all.nl>
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578With much assistance regarding shared libraries from Marc Sabatella.
579
580=head1 DATE
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fb1ee0ec 582Version 0.7.5: 2005-12-06
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