After you have built perl using the Configure script, ensure that you
have modify and default write permission to >system>ported and
all subdirectories. Then type
While there are currently no architecture-specific extensions or
modules distributed with perl, the following directories can be
used to hold such files (replace the string VERSION by the
appropriate version number):
Site-specific perl extensions and modules can be installed in one of
two places. Put architecture-independent files into:
Put site-specific architecture-dependent files into one of the following directories:
|4.||You can examine the @INC variable from within a perl program to see the order in which Perl searches these directories.|
This port of Perl version 5 prefers Unix-style, slash-separated pathnames over OpenVOS-style greater-than-separated pathnames. OpenVOS-style pathnames should work in most contexts, but if you have trouble, replace all greater-than characters by slash characters. Because the slash character is used as a pathname delimiter, Perl cannot process OpenVOS pathnames containing a slash character in a directory or file name; these must be renamed.
This port of Perl also uses Unix-epoch date values internally. As long as you are dealing with ASCII character string representations of dates, this should not be an issue. The supported epoch is January 1, 1980 to January 17, 2038.
See the file pod/perlport.pod for more information about the OpenVOS port of Perl.
A number of the perl self-tests fails for various reasons; generally these are minor and due to subtle differences between common POSIX-based environments and the OpenVOS POSIX environment. Ensure that you conduct sufficient testing of your code to guarantee that it works properly in the OpenVOS environment.
Im offering this port as is. You can ask me questions, but I cant guarantee Ill be able to answer them. There are some excellent books available on the Perl language; consult a book seller.
If you want a supported version of perl for OpenVOS, purchase the OpenVOS GNU Tools product from Stratus Technologies, along with a support contract (or from anyone else who will sell you support).
Paul Green (Paul.Green@stratus.com)
February 28, 2013
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