- BUILDING PERL ON DG/UX
- SEE ALSO
perldgux - Perl under DG/UX.
One can read this document in the following formats:
man perldgux view perl perldgux explorer perldgux.html info 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
Just run ./Configure script from the top directory. Then give "make" to compile.
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 -lthread library.
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.
Issuing a "make test" will run all the tests. If the test lib/ftmp-security gives you as a result something like
lib/ftmp-security....File::Temp::_gettemp: 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:
cd / chmod +t /tmp (=set the sticky bit to /tmp).
Then rerun the tests. This time all must be OK.
Run the command "make install"
Takis Psarogiannakopoulos Universirty of Cambridge Centre for Mathematical Sciences Department of Pure Mathematics Wilberforce road Cambridge CB3 0WB , UK email <takis@XFree86.Org>