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PERLRISCOS(1)	       Perl Programmers Reference Guide		 PERLRISCOS(1)

NAME
       README.riscos - Perl version 5 for RISC OS

DESCRIPTION
       This document gives instructions for building Perl for RISC OS. It is
       complicated by the need to cross compile. There is a binary version of
       perl available from <http://www.cp15.org/perl/> which you may wish to
       use instead of trying to compile it yourself.

BUILD
       You need an installed and working gccsdk cross compiler
       <http://gccsdk.riscos.info/> and REXEN
       <http://www.cp15.org/programming/>

       Firstly, copy the source and build a native copy of perl for your host
       system.	Then, in the source to be cross compiled:

       ·

	       $ ./Configure

       ·   Select the riscos hint file. The default answers for the rest of
	   the questions are usually sufficient.

	   Note that, if you wish to run Configure non-interactively (see the
	   INSTALL document for details), to have it select the correct hint
	   file, you'll need to provide the argument -Dhintfile=riscos on the
	   Configure command-line.

       ·

	       $ make miniperl

       ·   This should build miniperl and then fail when it tries to run it.

       ·   Copy the miniperl executable from the native build done earlier to
	   replace the cross compiled miniperl.

       ·

	       $ make

       ·   This will use miniperl to complete the rest of the build.

AUTHOR
       Alex Waugh <alex@alexwaugh.com>

perl v5.10.1			  2009-02-12			 PERLRISCOS(1)
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