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NAMEperlvos - Perl for Stratus OpenVOS
SYNOPSISThis file contains notes for building perl on the Stratus OpenVOS operating system. Perl is a scripting or macro language that is popular on many systems. See perlbook for a number of good books on Perl.
These are instructions for building Perl from source. This version of Perl requires the dynamic linking support that is found in OpenVOS Release 17.1 and thus is not supported on OpenVOS Release 17.0 or earlier releases.
If you are running
BUILDING PERL FOR OPENVOSTo build perl from its source code on the Stratus V Series platform you must have OpenVOS Release 17.1.0 or later,
Follow the normal instructions for building perl; e.g, enter bash, run the Configure script, then use ``gmake'' to build perl.
INSTALLING PERL IN OPENVOS
After you have built perl using the Configure script, ensure that you
have modify and default write permission to ">system>ported" and
all subdirectories. Then type
While there are currently no architecture-specific extensions or
modules distributed with perl, the following directories can be
used to hold such files (replace the string VERSIONby the appropriate version number):
Site-specific perl extensions and modules can be installed in one of
two places. Put architecture-independent files into:
Put site-specific architecture-dependent files into one of the following directories:
- You can examine the @INC variable from within a perl program to see the order in which Perl searches these directories.
USING PERL IN OPENVOS
Restrictions of Perl on OpenVOSThis port of Perl version 5 prefers Unix-style, slash-separated pathnames over OpenVOS-style greater-than-separated pathnames. OpenVOS-style pathnames should work in most contexts, but if you have trouble, replace all greater-than characters by slash characters. Because the slash character is used as a pathname delimiter, Perl cannot process OpenVOS pathnames containing a slash character in a directory or file name; these must be renamed.
This port of Perl also uses Unix-epoch date values internally. As long as you are dealing with
See the file pod/perlport.pod for more information about the OpenVOS port of Perl.
TEST STATUSA number of the perl self-tests fails for various reasons; generally these are minor and due to subtle differences between common POSIX-based environments and the OpenVOS
SUPPORT STATUSI'm offering this port ``as is''. You can ask me questions, but I can't guarantee I'll be able to answer them. There are some excellent books available on the Perl language; consult a book seller.
If you want a supported version of perl for OpenVOS, purchase the OpenVOS