perluts − Perl under UTS
This document can be read as is: as README .uts, or you can read it after you build your package using "man perluts".
The purpose is to help you build Perl for UTS , which, if you follow these instructions, should be easy, and result in a solidly working installation.
Perl 5.7.2 (Developmental) or Perl 5.8.x (forthcoming) for UTS
NOTE: Some sites have redefined the way uname works, and if yours does this, special steps must be taken so that Configure can recognize your system as a UTS system. To see if you are in this category, issue the command "uname −a". It should look something like:
uts juno 4 4.4 9672 370
At any rate,
the first field should be "uts". If this is not
the case; supposing it is, say telcoUTS, create a script,
uts/uname (i.e. uname, in the subdirectory "uts"
of the main Perl source dir):
/usr/bin/uname "$@" | sed −e ’s/^telcoUTS/uts/’
and when you execute Configure, do it as below, except for adding PATH=uts:$PATH as a prefix. I.e. do:
PATH=uts:$PATH ./Configure ...
There is no need to do an interactive configure, just type
./Configure −de [−Dusedevel] [−Doptimize=−g ] 2>&1 | tee Conf.out
"−Dusedevel" may be required to configure Perl 5.7.2 non-interactively. Use −Doptimize=−g if you want to run Perl under sdb or gdb, OR if you want to be able to use the −D command line flags to perl, which are occasionally useful in debugging perl scripts.
In this and the following steps, the "2>&1 | tee XXX .out" records all output from the process, which will be useful if anything unexpected goes wrong.
Then do the compilation with
make 2>&1 | tee make.out
Finally, test using
make test 2>&1 | tee make−test.out
In the output, the only failures you should see should look like:
lib/Math/BigInt/t/bigfltpm.........Use of uninitialized value ... FAILED at test 57 lib/Math/BigInt/t/bigintc..........ok lib/Math/BigInt/t/bigintpm.........FAILED at test 204 lib/Math/BigInt/t/mbimbf...........Use of uninitialized value ... Illegal division by zero at ../lib/Math/BigInt/Calc.pm line 314. FAILED at test 71 lib/Math/Complex...................exp: OVERFLOW FAILED at test 250 lib/Math/Trig......................exp: OVERFLOW ok lib/Memoize/t/array................ok ... lib/Net/protoent...................ok lib/Net/servent....................FAILED at test 0
This means that everything passes except for some problems in the packages "Math::BigInt", "Math::Complex", and "Math::Trig". The lib/Net/servent failure seems to be a bug in the test program. To confirm this, from the main Perl source dir, do:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=`pwd` ./perl −Ilib lib/Net/servent.t
and it should output
1..3 ok 1 ok 2 ok 3
Run the command "make install"
Hal Morris UTS Global LLC email: hom00 [AT] utsglobal.com