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If you read this file _as_is_, just ignore the funny characters you see.
It is written in the POD format (see pod/perlpod.pod) which is specially
designed to be readable as is.
=head1 NAME
README.haiku - Perl version 5.10+ on Haiku
This file contains instructions how to build Perl for Haiku and lists
known problems.
The build procedure is completely standard:
./Configure -de
make install
Make perl executable and create a symlink for libperl:
chmod a+x /boot/common/bin/perl
cd /boot/common/lib; ln -s perl5/5.11.0/BePC-haiku/CORE/ .
Replace C<5.11.0> with your respective version of Perl.
The following problems are encountered with Haiku revision 28311:
=over 4
=item *
Perl cannot be compiled with threading support ATM.
=item *
The C<ext/Socket/t/socketpair.t> test fails. More precisely: the subtests
using datagram sockets fail. Unix datagram sockets aren't implemented in
Haiku yet.
=item *
A subtest of the C<ext/Sys/Syslog/t/syslog.t> test fails. This is due to Haiku
not implementing C</dev/log> support yet.
=item *
The tests C<lib/Net/Ping/t/450_service.t> and C<lib/Net/Ping/t/510_ping_udp.t>
fail. This is due to bugs in Haiku's network stack implementation.
=head1 CONTACT
For Haiku specific problems contact the HaikuPorts developers:
The initial Haiku port was done by Ingo Weinhold <>.
Last update: 2008-10-29