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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
perlriscos - 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
=item 1.
$ ./Configure
=item 2.
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
=item 3.
$ make miniperl
=item 4.
This should build miniperl and then fail when it tries to run it.
=item 5.
Copy the miniperl executable from the native build done earlier to
replace the cross compiled miniperl.
=item 6.
$ make
=item 7.
This will use miniperl to complete the rest of the build.
=head1 AUTHOR
Alex Waugh <>