perlhaiku - Perl version 5.10+ on Haiku
This file contains instructions how to build Perl for Haiku and lists known problems.
The build procedure is completely standard:
./Configure -de make make install
Make perl executable and create a symlink for libperl:
chmod a+x /boot/common/bin/perl cd /boot/common/lib; ln -s perl5/5.33.6/BePC-haiku/CORE/libperl.so .
5.33.6 with your respective version of Perl.
The following problems are encountered with Haiku revision 28311:
Perl cannot be compiled with threading support ATM.
The cpan/Socket/t/socketpair.t test fails. More precisely: the subtests using datagram sockets fail. Unix datagram sockets aren't implemented in Haiku yet.
A subtest of the cpan/Sys-Syslog/t/syslog.t test fails. This is due to Haiku not implementing /dev/log support yet.
The tests dist/Net-Ping/t/450_service.t and dist/Net-Ping/t/510_ping_udp.t fail. This is due to bugs in Haiku's network stack implementation.
For Haiku specific problems contact the HaikuPorts developers: http://ports.haiku-files.org/
The initial Haiku port was done by Ingo Weinhold <email@example.com>.
Last update: 2008-10-29