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PERLLINUX(1)	       Perl Programmers	Reference Guide		  PERLLINUX(1)

       perllinux - Perl	version	5 on Linux systems

       This document describes various features	of Linux that will affect how
       Perl version 5 (hereafter just Perl) is compiled	and/or runs.

   Deploying Perl on Linux
       Normally	one can	install	/usr/bin/perl on Linux using your
       distribution's package manager (e.g: "sudo apt-get install perl", or
       "sudo dnf install perl"). Note that sometimes one needs to install some
       extra system packages in	order to be able to use	CPAN frontends,	and
       that messing with the system's perl is not always recommended. One can
       use perlbrew <> to avoid such issues.

       Otherwise, perl should build fine on Linux using	the mainstream
       compilers GCC and clang,	while following	the usual instructions.

   Experimental	Support	for Sun	Studio Compilers for Linux OS
       Sun Microsystems	has released a port of their Sun Studio	compilers for
       Linux.  As of May 2019, the last	stable release took place on 2017, and
       one can buy support contracts for them.

       There are some special instructions for building	Perl with Sun Studio
       on Linux.  Following the	normal "Configure", you	have to	run make as

	   LDLOADLIBS=-lc make

       "LDLOADLIBS" is an environment variable used by the linker to link
       "/ext" modules to glibc.	 Currently, that environment variable is not
       getting populated by a combination of "Config" entries and
       "ExtUtil::MakeMaker".  While there may be a bug somewhere in Perl's
       configuration or	"ExtUtil::MakeMaker" causing the problem, the most
       likely cause is an incomplete understanding of Sun Studio by this
       author.	Further	investigation is needed	to get this working better.

       Steve Peters <>

       Please report any errors, updates, or suggestions to

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


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