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Section: Perl Programmers Reference Guide (1)
Updated: 2006-01-07
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NAME

perluts - Perl under UTS  

SYNOPSIS

This document can be read as is: as README.uts, or you can read it after you build your package using ``man perluts''.

The purpose is to help you build Perl for UTS, which, if you follow these instructions, should be easy, and result in a solidly working installation.  

DESCRIPTION

Perl 5.7.2 (Developmental) or Perl 5.8.x (forthcoming) for UTS  

BUILDING PERL ON UTS

NOTE: Some sites have redefined the way uname works, and if yours does this, special steps must be taken so that Configure can recognize your system as a UTS system. To see if you are in this category, issue the command ``uname -a''. It should look something like:

  uts juno 4 4.4 9672 370

At any rate, the first field should be ``uts''. If this is not the case; supposing it is, say telcoUTS, create a script, uts/uname (i.e. uname, in the subdirectory ``uts'' of the main Perl source dir):
   # uname
   /usr/bin/uname ``$@'' | sed -e 's/^telcoUTS/uts/'

and when you execute Configure, do it as below, except for adding PATH=uts:$PATH as a prefix. I.e. do:

   PATH=uts:$PATH ./Configure ...

There is no need to do an interactive configure, just type

  ./Configure -de [-Dusedevel] [-Doptimize=-g ] 2>&1 | tee Conf.out

``-Dusedevel'' may be required to configure Perl 5.7.2 non-interactively. Use -Doptimize=-g if you want to run Perl under sdb or gdb, OR if you want to be able to use the -D command line flags to perl, which are occasionally useful in debugging perl scripts.

In this and the following steps, the ``2>&1 | tee XXX.out'' records all output from the process, which will be useful if anything unexpected goes wrong.

Then do the compilation with

  make 2>&1 | tee make.out

Finally, test using

  make test 2>&1 | tee make-test.out

In the output, the only failures you should see should look like:

   lib/Math/BigInt/t/bigfltpm.........Use of uninitialized value ...
   FAILED at test 57
   lib/Math/BigInt/t/bigintc..........ok
   lib/Math/BigInt/t/bigintpm.........FAILED at test 204
   lib/Math/BigInt/t/mbimbf...........Use of uninitialized value ...
   Illegal division by zero at ../lib/Math/BigInt/Calc.pm line 314.
   FAILED at test 71
   lib/Math/Complex...................exp: OVERFLOW
   FAILED at test 250
   lib/Math/Trig......................exp: OVERFLOW
   ok
   lib/Memoize/t/array................ok
        ...
   lib/Net/protoent...................ok
   lib/Net/servent....................FAILED at test 0

This means that everything passes except for some problems in the packages ``Math::BigInt'', ``Math::Complex'', and ``Math::Trig''. The lib/Net/servent failure seems to be a bug in the test program. To confirm this, from the main Perl source dir, do:

   LD_LIBRARY_PATH=`pwd` ./perl -Ilib lib/Net/servent.t

and it should output

   1..3
   ok 1
   ok 2
   ok 3

 

Installing the built perl on UTS

Run the command ``make install''  

AUTHOR

   Hal Morris
   UTS Global LLC
   email: hom00@utsglobal.com


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
BUILDING PERL ON UTS
Installing the built perl on UTS
AUTHOR




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