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README.riscos - Perl version 5 for RISC OS
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.
You need an installed and working gccsdk cross compiler
<http://gccsdk.riscos.info/> and REXEN
Firstly, copy the source and build a native copy of perl for your host
system. Then, in the source to be cross compiled:
· 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
$ 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.
· This will use miniperl to complete the rest of the build.
Alex Waugh <email@example.com>
perl v5.10.1 2009-02-12 PERLRISCOS(1)