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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
specifically designed to be readable as is.
=head1 NAME
README.riscos - Perl version 5 for RISC OS
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 L<> which you may wish to
use instead of trying to compile it yourself.
=head1 BUILD
You need an installed and working gccsdk cross compiler
L<> and REXEN
Firstly, copy the source and build a native copy of perl for your host
Then, in the source to be cross compiled:
=over 4
$ ./Configure
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
$ make miniperl
This should build miniperl and then fail when it tries to run it.
Copy the miniperl executable from the native build done earlier to
replace the cross compiled miniperl.
$ make
This will use miniperl to complete the rest of the build.
=head1 AUTHOR
Alex Waugh <>