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How perl is shoehorned into Solaris

Alan Burlison
May 14, 2002 05:39
How perl is shoehorned into Solaris
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I've come late to this discussion, but having read through the p5p traffic
and the mails on this list, I'd like to add more fuel to the fire by
describing the multitude of isses I faced when integrating 5.6.1 into
Solaris 9, and which ones I expect to face integrating 5.8.x into Solaris
10.  For those of you who don't know who I am, I work for Sun,
specifically in the Solaris Kernel group.  One of my roles is to look
after perl in Solaris, and I am also the Solaris 10 assistant technical

I've come across a number of issues myself that have already been raised
on this list, and rather than dump them in one huge mail, I'll do a series
of smaller ones, hopefully it will make it easier to skip the ones you are
not interested in ;-)

1. How we integrate the perl source into the Solaris source.
2. How we build perl as part of Solaris, AKA The Makefile Hacks From Hell.
3. How we package up perl, problems therein, and how I chopped perl in
4. Compiler problems.
5. Making perl location-independent.

Alan Burlison
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