5.29. Perl-5.30.1

The Perl package contains the Practical Extraction and Report Language.

Approximate build time: 1.5 SBU
Required disk space: 275 MB

5.29.1. Installation of Perl

Prepare Perl for compilation:

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

The meaning of the Configure options:


This is a combination of three options: -d uses defaults for all items; -e ensures completion of all tasks; -s silences non-essential output.

-Uloclibpth and -Ulocincpth

These entries undefine variables that cause the configuration to search for locally installed components that may exist on the host system.

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/perl5/5.30.1
cp -Rv lib/* /tools/lib/perl5/5.30.1

Details on this package are located in Section 6.41.2, “Contents of Perl.”