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<ul><li><a href="#NAME">NAME</a><li><a href="#DESCRIPTION">DESCRIPTION</a><li><a href="#BUILD">BUILD</a><li><a href="#AUTHOR">AUTHOR</a></ul><a name="NAME"></a><h1>NAME</h1>
<p>perlriscos - Perl version 5 for RISC OS</p>
<a name="DESCRIPTION"></a><h1>DESCRIPTION</h1>
<p>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 <a href="http://www.cp15.org/perl/">http://www.cp15.org/perl/</a> which you may wish to
use instead of trying to compile it yourself.</p>
<a name="BUILD"></a><h1>BUILD</h1>
<p>You need an installed and working gccsdk cross compiler
<a href="http://gccsdk.riscos.info/">http://gccsdk.riscos.info/</a> and REXEN
<a href="http://www.cp15.org/programming/">http://www.cp15.org/programming/</a></p>
<p>Firstly, copy the source and build a native copy of perl for your host
system.
Then, in the source to be cross compiled:</p>
<dl>
<dt>1.</dt><dd>
<pre class="verbatim"><ol><li>    <span class="i">$ .</span>/<span class="w">Configure</span></li></ol></pre></dd>
<dt>2.</dt><dd>
<p>Select the riscos hint file. The default answers for the rest of the
questions are usually sufficient.</p>
<p>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.</p>
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<dt>3.</dt><dd>
<pre class="verbatim"><ol><li>    $ make miniperl</li></ol></pre></dd>
<dt>4.</dt><dd>
<p>This should build miniperl and then fail when it tries to run it.</p>
</dd>
<dt>5.</dt><dd>
<p>Copy the miniperl executable from the native build done earlier to
replace the cross compiled miniperl.</p>
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<dt>6.</dt><dd>
<pre class="verbatim"><ol><li>    <span class="i">$ make</span></li></ol></pre></dd>
<dt>7.</dt><dd>
<p>This will use miniperl to complete the rest of the build.</p>
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<a name="AUTHOR"></a><h1>AUTHOR</h1>
<p>Alex Waugh &lt;alex@alexwaugh.com&gt;</p>




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