|Perl Language Reference Manual|
by Larry Wall and others
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28.7 Supported Platforms (Perl 5.8)
As of July 2002 (the Perl release 5.8.0), the following platforms were able to build Perl from the standard source code distribution available at http://www.cpan.org/src/
AIX BeOS BSD/OS (BSDi) Cygwin DG/UX DOS DJGPP 1) DYNIX/ptx EPOC R5 FreeBSD HI-UXMPP (Hitachi) (5.8.0 worked but we didn't know it) HP-UX IRIX Linux Mac OS Classic Mac OS X (Darwin) MPE/iX NetBSD NetWare NonStop-UX ReliantUNIX (formerly SINIX) OpenBSD OpenVMS (formerly VMS) Open UNIX (Unixware) (since Perl 5.8.1/5.9.0) OS/2 OS/400 (using the PASE) (since Perl 5.8.1/5.9.0) PowerUX POSIX-BC (formerly BS2000) QNX Solaris SunOS 4 SUPER-UX (NEC) Tru64 UNIX (formerly DEC OSF/1, Digital UNIX) UNICOS UNICOS/mk UTS VOS Win95/98/ME/2K/XP 2) WinCE z/OS (formerly OS/390) VM/ESA 1) in DOS mode either the DOS or OS/2 ports can be used 2) compilers: Borland, MinGW (GCC), VC6
The following platforms worked with the previous releases (5.6 and 5.7), but we did not manage either to fix or to test these in time for the 5.8.0 release. There is a very good chance that many of these will work fine with the 5.8.0.
BSD/OS DomainOS Hurd LynxOS MachTen PowerMAX SCO SV SVR4 Unixware Windows 3.1
Known to be broken for 5.8.0 (but 5.6.1 and 5.7.2 can be used):
The following platforms have been known to build Perl from source in the past (5.005_03 and earlier), but we haven't been able to verify their status for the current release, either because the hardware/software platforms are rare or because we don't have an active champion on these platforms--or both. They used to work, though, so go ahead and try compiling them, and let firstname.lastname@example.org of any trouble.
3b1 A/UX ConvexOS CX/UX DC/OSx DDE SMES DOS EMX Dynix EP/IX ESIX FPS GENIX Greenhills ISC MachTen 68k MPC NEWS-OS NextSTEP OpenSTEP Opus Plan 9 RISC/os SCO ODT/OSR Stellar SVR2 TI1500 TitanOS Ultrix Unisys Dynix
The following platforms have their own source code distributions and binaries available via http://www.cpan.org/ports/
Perl release OS/400 (ILE) 5.005_02 Tandem Guardian 5.004
The following platforms have only binaries available:
Perl release Acorn RISCOS 5.005_02 AOS 5.002 LynxOS 5.004_02
Although we do suggest that you always build your own Perl from the source code, both for maximal configurability and for security, in case you are in a hurry you can check http://www.cpan.org/ports/index.html for binary distributions.
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