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Jarkko Hietaniemi
April 7, 2003 12:53
Cross-compiling perl 5.8.0
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> For the past few weeks i've been trying to find information on how to
> get the perl buildsystem to cross-compile.  After much reading,
> searching and bugging (and general annoyance) to those in it
> was conculded that the perl build system (currently) has no facility to
> cross-compile.

I am truly hurt...and also doubting whether people in can
read :-) since I went to a bit of trouble with Perl 5.8.0 to get to
cross-compile for iPaq and even went on to document this in INSTALL...
Well, I have to admit that it only gets it as far as miniperl, no hope
of building any of the extensions.  But wait, that is not all!  WinCE
and EPOC builds of Perl 5.8.0 are also (and always) cross-compiles.
So there are options, not just anything generic (which I think is a
mythical creature in cross-compilation anyway).

That being said, please package your system and put it up available

Jarkko Hietaniemi <> "There is this special
biologist word we use for 'stable'.  It is 'dead'." -- Jack Cohen

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