5.30. Perl-5.26.0

The Perl package contains the Practical Extraction and Report Language.

Approximate build time: 1.3 SBU
Required disk space: 261 MB

5.30.1. Installation of Perl

First, fix a build issue that arises only in the LFS environment:

sed -e '9751 a#ifndef PERL_IN_XSUB_RE' \
    -e '9808 a#endif'                  \
    -i regexec.c

Prepare Perl for compilation:

sh Configure -des -Dprefix=/tools -Dlibs=-lm

Build the package:


Although Perl comes with a test suite, it would be better to wait until it is installed in the next chapter.

Only a few of the utilities and libraries need to be installed at this time:

cp -v perl cpan/podlators/scripts/pod2man /tools/bin
mkdir -pv /tools/lib/perl5/5.26.0
cp -Rv lib/* /tools/lib/perl5/5.26.0

Details on this package are located in Section 6.40.2, “Contents of Perl.”