Last modified: Wed Jun 9 16:12:26 EDT 1999
You can get it from CPAN or FTP it. Move this file to a temporary directory and extract it. I use this command:
gzip -dc latest.tar.gz | tar xf -
cd perl5.005and get ready to build.
Building perl can be very educational and you will learn a lot about how your system is set up (i.e. big endian? little endian?) The best thing to do is type
./Configureand let it go at that. Answer all the question or take the defaults. It's probably a great idea to read README and INSTALL.
Here is the shortcut for the lucky few:
./Configure -d -D cc=gcc <return>
Lastly, we want to test out the build, so run:
You should have pretty much all tests passed, none failed, though you might see some tests skipped.