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software OS4   software OS4 : Perl 5.22.1 Ported to AmigaOS4
   posted by broadblues on 16-Dec-2015 1:42:09 (1646 reads)
I'm pleased to announce the latest release of my port of Perl (The Practical Extraction and report Language) for AmigaOS 4.1

Perl for AmigaOS is now updated to te latest stable version of perl 5.22.1

For information about perl and the new features in the latest version of the language got to https://www.perl.org/

The following is new for the amiga port:

Port to Perl 5.22
Improved handling of NIL:
Environment variables now correctly inherited by subprocesses.
Fix exec, and exit in "forked" subprocesses.
Fix issue with newlib's unlink, which could cause infinite loops.
Add flock() emulation using IDOS->LockRecord.
Improved handling of signals and signal handlers.

Further to this port with the valuable help of Jarkko Hietaniemi the AmigaOS src code has been merged with the main perl src and so it's now possible to build a bleeding edge version of perl. This will make support of future versions much easier.

Please note I just uploade a quick fix for the perldoc pager and so release 2 is in the os4depot queue as I type this, so please wait for 5.22.1_02 to appear on os4depot before installing (or if your in hurry be sure to update whenh it comes available).


    

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Re: Perl 5.22.1 Ported to AmigaOS4
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Well done!

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Excellent! well done!


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Well done, especially the upstream changes!


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Thank you for porting perl,

Wish the installer worked for me so I could use it.
( complains about "perl not being executable" as a fatal error)

Keep up the good work (and this explains the nudge and suggestion to use perl that you gave me)

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Thank you for porting perl,

Wish the installer worked for me so I could use it.
( complains about "perl not being executable" as a fatal error)


That's odd, how did you unpack the archive?

Please use UnArc to ensure the protection bits are corectly preserved.


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BTW the version now os4depot.net is the 5.22.1_02 version I refer to in my post, I forgot to bump the revision on the upload form! Ooops


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Nice work Andy!

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Great work Andy, thx!

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Great, will download and try.

Edit:
Can't stat ext: No such file or directory
at installperl line 183.
WARNING: You've never run 'make test' or some tests failed! (Installing anyway.)

Use of uninitialized value $path in substitution (s///) at installperl line 544.
Use of uninitialized value $path in split at installperl line 545.

Edit 2: well, seems to work anyway.

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Good work sir. I shall add this to my list of things to try in the new year when I get some me time.


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@duga

All these are harmless warnings. Don't worry about them.

The unitiliased value $path errors are due to you not having a PATH variable set. Perl makes a number of unixy assumptions about the system.


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Using XadUnFile archive.lha folder/ and then going into the folder, reading the install script,
entering the perl folder provided and using "perl installperl" as a direct shell command.

I'll unpack with UnArc and try again

will it accept SYS:Scripts/perl/ as a root path for installation at some point or is it assuming some fixed location?

--EDIT--: repeated with XadUnFile and UnArc with exactly the same error message...
Home:T %%> UnArc DL:perl_newlib.lha Home:T/
Home:T %%> cd perl-5.22.1/
Home:T/perl-5.22.1 %%> perl installperl
Can't stat ext: No such file or directory
at installperl line 183.
perl isn't executable!

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will it accept SYS:Scripts/perl/ as a root path for installation at some point or is it assuming some fixed location?


You can install it under a new location from the installperl script but that's more for distro building, ideally just let it install into the SDK as designed.

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--EDIT--: repeated with XadUnFile and UnArc with exactly the same error message...
Home:T %%> UnArc DL:perl_newlib.lha Home:T/
Home:T %%> cd perl-5.22.1/
Home:T/perl-5.22.1 %%> perl installperl
Can't stat ext: No such file or directory
at installperl line 183.
perl isn't executable!


That's odd as the first two lines indicate the perl already executed the installperl script.

From a fresh shell type

which perl

perl --version

maybe your previous perl is broken and interering with the installation.


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