perldgux



PERLDGUX(1)            Perl Programmers Reference Guide            PERLDGUX(1)




NAME

       perldgux - Perl under DG/UX.


SYNOPSIS

       One can read this document in the following formats:

               man perldgux
               view perl perldgux
               explorer perldgux.html
               info perldgux

       to list some (not all may be available simultaneously), or it may be
       read as is: as README.dgux.


DESCRIPTION

       Perl 5.7/8.x for DG/UX ix86 R4.20MU0x


BUILDING PERL ON DG/UX

       Non-threaded Perl on DG/UX

       Just run ./Configure script from the top directory.  Then give "make"
       to compile.

       Threaded Perl on DG/UX

       If you are using as compiler GCC-2.95.x rev(DG/UX) an easy solution for
       configuring perl in your DG/UX machine is to run the command:

       ./Configure -Dusethreads -Duseithreads -Dusedevel -des

       This will automatically accept all the defaults and in particular
       /usr/local/ as installation directory.  Note that GCC-2.95.x rev(DG/UX)
       knows the switch -pthread which allows it to link correctly DG/UX’s
       -lthread library.

       If you want to change the installation directory or have a standard
       DG/UX with C compiler GCC-2.7.2.x then you have no choice than to do an
       interactive build by issuing the command:

       ./Configure -Dusethreads -Duseithreads

       In particular with GCC-2.7.2.x accept all the defaults and *watch* out
       for the message:

           Any additional ld flags (NOT including libraries)? [ -pthread]

       Instead of -pthread put here -lthread. CGCC-2.7.2.x that comes with the
       DG/UX OS does NOT know the -pthread switch. So your build will fail if
       you choose the defaults.  After configuration is done correctly give
       "make" to compile.

       Testing Perl on DG/UX

       Issuing a "make test" will run all the tests.  If the test
       lib/ftmp-security gives you as a result something like

           lib/ftmp-security....File::Temp::_gettemp:
           Parent directory (/tmp/) is not safe (sticky bit not set
           when world writable?) at lib/ftmp-security.t line 100

       don’t panic and just set the sticky bit in your /tmp directory by doing
       the following as root:

       cd / chmod +t /tmp (=set the sticky bit to /tmp).

       Then rerun the tests. This time all must be OK.

       Installing the built perl on DG/UX

       Run the command "make install"


AUTHOR

       Takis Psarogiannakopoulos Universirty of Cambridge Centre for Mathemat-
       ical Sciences Department of Pure Mathematics Wilberforce road Cambridge
       CB3 0WB , UK email <takis@XFree86.Org>


SEE ALSO

       perl(1).



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