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Joseph Brenner
May 14, 2020 20:08
the state of the build and install instructions
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I'm having trouble doing a build of raku from github.  Could it
be the INSTALL.txt file is out-of-date?

I was trying to build a "bleeding edge" Raku using the
instructions here:

So I thought I'd just need to do this:

  cd /home/doom/End/Sys/Perl6/dev
  git clone git://
  cd rakudo
  git pull
  perl --gen-moar --gen-nqp --backends=moar


  ./perl6 --version

But actually, there is no ./perl6 here.  And I don't see a
"Generating" message for it:

  +++ Generating	rakudo-gdb-m
  +++ Generating	rakudo-lldb-m
  +++ Generating	rakudo-valgrind-m
  +++ Generating	perl6-gdb-m
  +++ Generating	perl6-lldb-m
  +++ Generating	perl6-valgrind-m

Trying something that looks close, I just get this an error:

  ./perl6-gdb-m --version

  Unhandled exception: While looking for
'/home/doom/End/Sys/Perl6/dev/rakudo/perl6.moarvm': no such file or

That file doesn't exist... so despite the --gen-moar option, it
wasn't created?

  sudo updatedb
  locate perl6.moarvm


The INSTALL.txt describes a --with-moar option, so I thought I
might try building with an existing moarvm:

  cd /home/doom/End/Sys/Perl6/dev/rakudo
--gen-nqp --backends=moar

But that just errors out:

  Unknown option: with-moar

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