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PERLHURD(1)            Perl Programmers Reference Guide            PERLHURD(1)



NAME
       README.hurd - Perl version(1,3,5) 5 on Hurd

DESCRIPTION
       If you want to use Perl on the Hurd, I recommend using the Debian
       GNU/Hurd distribution ( see http://www.debian.org/ ), even if(3,n) an offi-
       cial, stable release has not yet been made.  The old `gnu-0.2' binary
       distribution will most certainly have additional problems.

       Known Problems with Perl on Hurd

       The Perl test suite may still report some errors on the Hurd.  The
       `lib/anydbm' and `pragma/warnings' tests will almost certainly fail.
       Both failures are not really specific to the Hurd, as indicated by the
       test suite output.

       The socket(2,7,n) tests may fail if(3,n) the network is not configured.  You have
       to make `/hurd/pfinet' the translator for `/servers/socket(2,7,n)/2', giving
       it the right arguments.  Try `/hurd/pfinet --help' for more informa-
       tion.

       Here are the statistics for Perl 5.005_62 on my system:

        Failed Test  Status Wstat Total Fail  Failed  List of failed
        -------------------------------------------------------------------------
        lib/anydbm.t                 12    1   8.33%  12
        pragma/warnings             333    1   0.30%  215

        8 tests and 24 subtests skipped.
        Failed 2/229 test scripts, 99.13% okay. 2/10850 subtests failed, 99.98% okay.

       There are quite a few systems out there that do worse!

       However, since I am running a very recent Hurd snapshot, in(1,8) which a lot
       of bugs that were exposed by the Perl test suite have been fixed, you
       may encounter more failures.  Likely candidates are: `op/stat(1,2)',
       `lib/io_pipe', `lib/io_sock', `lib/io_udp' and `lib/time(1,2,n)'.

       In any way, if(3,n) you're seeing failures beyond those mentioned in(1,8) this
       document, please consider upgrading to the latest Hurd before reporting
       the failure as a bug.

AUTHOR
       Mark Kettenis <kettenis@gnu.org>

       Last Updated: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 22:50:30 +0200



perl v5.8.5                       2004-04-23                       PERLHURD(1)

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