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PERLHURD(1)	       Perl Programmers	Reference Guide		   PERLHURD(1)

NAME
       perlhurd	- Perl version 5 on Hurd

DESCRIPTION
       If you want to use Perl on the Hurd, I recommend	using the Debian
       GNU/Hurd	distribution ( see <https://www.debian.org/> ),	even if	an
       official, stable	release	has not	yet been made.	The old	"gnu-0.2"
       binary distribution will	most certainly have additional problems.

   Known Problems with Perl on Hurd
       The Perl	test suite may still report some errors	on the Hurd.  The
       "lib/anydbm" and	"pragma/warnings" tests	will almost certainly fail.
       Both failures are not really specific to	the Hurd, as indicated by the
       test suite output.

       The socket tests	may fail if the	network	is not configured.  You	have
       to make "/hurd/pfinet" the translator for "/servers/socket/2", giving
       it the right arguments.	Try "/hurd/pfinet --help" for more
       information.

       Here are	the statistics for Perl	5.005_62 on my system:

	Failed Test  Status Wstat Total	Fail  Failed  List of failed
	-----------------------------------------------------------------------
	lib/anydbm.t		     12	   1   8.33%  12
	pragma/warnings		    333	   1   0.30%  215

	8 tests	and 24 subtests	skipped.
	Failed 2/229 test scripts, 99.13% okay.	2/10850	subtests failed,
	    99.98% okay.

       There are quite a few systems out there that do worse!

       However,	since I	am running a very recent Hurd snapshot,	in which a lot
       of bugs that were exposed by the	Perl test suite	have been fixed, you
       may encounter more failures.  Likely candidates are: "op/stat",
       "lib/io_pipe", "lib/io_sock", "lib/io_udp" and "lib/time".

       In any way, if you're seeing failures beyond those mentioned in this
       document, please	consider upgrading to the latest Hurd before reporting
       the failure as a	bug.

AUTHOR
       Mark Kettenis <kettenis@gnu.org>

       Last Updated: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 22:50:30 +0200

perl v5.35.5			  2021-09-26			   PERLHURD(1)

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