Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (1)
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perldgux - Perl under DG/UX.
One can read this document in the following formats:
view perl perldgux
to list some (not all may be available simultaneously), or it may
be read as is: as README.dgux.
Perl 5.7/8.x for DG/UX ix86 R4.20MU0x
BUILDING PERL ON DG/UX
Non-threaded Perl on DG/UX
Just run ./Configure script from the top directory.
Then give make to compile.
Threaded Perl on DG/UX
If you are using as compiler GCC-2.95.x rev(DG/UX)
an easy solution for configuring perl in your DG/UX
machine is to run the command:
./Configure -Dusethreads -Duseithreads -Dusedevel -des
This will automatically accept all the defaults and
in particular /usr/local/ as installation directory.
Note that GCC-2.95.x rev(DG/UX) knows the switch
-pthread which allows it to link correctly DG/UX's
If you want to change the installation directory or
have a standard DG/UX with C compiler GCC-2.7.2.x
then you have no choice than to do an interactive
build by issuing the command:
./Configure -Dusethreads -Duseithreads
In particular with GCC-2.7.2.x accept all the defaults
and *watch* out for the message:
Any additional ld flags (NOT including libraries)? [ -pthread]
Instead of -pthread put here -lthread. CGCC-2.7.2.x
that comes with the DG/UX OS does NOT know the -pthread
switch. So your build will fail if you choose the defaults.
After configuration is done correctly give make to compile.
Testing Perl on DG/UX
Issuing a make test will run all the tests.
If the test lib/ftmp-security gives you as a result
Parent directory (/tmp/) is not safe (sticky bit not set
when world writable?) at lib/ftmp-security.t line 100
don't panic and just set the sticky bit in your /tmp
directory by doing the following as root:
chmod +t /tmp (=set the sticky bit to /tmp).
Then rerun the tests. This time all must be OK.
Installing the built perl on DG/UX
Run the command make install
Universirty of Cambridge
Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Department of Pure Mathematics
Cambridge CB3 0WB , UK
- BUILDING PERL ON DG/UX
- Non-threaded Perl on DG/UX
- Threaded Perl on DG/UX
- Testing Perl on DG/UX
- Installing the built perl on DG/UX
- SEE ALSO
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