Multi-platform Perl compiles 
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 Multi-platform Perl compiles

I'm about to start a multi-platform (HPUX 10.20 and Solaris) compile of Perl
5.005; I've done compiles before, but I've only a multi-platform compile
once before, so I've got a couple of questions:

1) The way I've been doing this is doing the compile as you would normally,
then copying all the executables in $PERLDIR/bin into a directory; this gets
repeated for every platform.  Each of the directories of executables goes
into $PERLDIR/bin, and I write a little wrapper script that selects the
correct one at execution time.  Now, this is the only way I know to do this,
but I wanted to make sure that there wasn't some brilliantly easier way.

2) I'm installing several modules; some are statically compiled, some
dynamically.  My big question is: how do I know which modules need to be
installed while compiling the whole Perl install (and thus, these modules
are compiled and installed for each platform), and which modules I can later
install from one platform and still have it accessible on all platforms?
Logically, the modules that are just Perl code (ie. no C libraries to worry
about like with ARSperl or DB_File) don't need to be installed on every
platform, but how do I know for sure which ones can be installed with which

If anyone has any experience with multi-platform Perl installs (or if you
know of a good web page describing all this), I'd love to hear about it.

Kav Moradhassel

Thu, 26 Apr 2001 03:00:00 GMT  
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