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PERLRISCOS(1)	       Perl Programmers	Reference Guide		 PERLRISCOS(1)

NAME
       perlriscos - Perl version 5 for RISC OS

DESCRIPTION
       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 <http://www.cp15.org/perl/> which you may wish to
       use instead of trying to	compile	it yourself.

BUILD
       You need	an installed and working gccsdk	cross compiler
       <http://gccsdk.riscos.info/> and	REXEN
       <http://www.cp15.org/programming/>

       Firstly,	copy the source	and build a native copy	of perl	for your host
       system.	Then, in the source to be cross	compiled:

       1.
	       $ ./Configure

       2.  Select the riscos hint file.	The default answers for	the rest of
	   the questions are usually sufficient.

	   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.

       3.
	       $ make miniperl

       4.  This	should build miniperl and then fail when it tries to run it.

       5.  Copy	the miniperl executable	from the native	build done earlier to
	   replace the cross compiled miniperl.

       6.
	       $ make

       7.  This	will use miniperl to complete the rest of the build.

AUTHOR
       Alex Waugh <alex@alexwaugh.com>

perl v5.35.11			  2022-03-27			 PERLRISCOS(1)

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