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       This document will help you Configure, build, test and
       install Perl on VM/ESA.


       This is a fully ported perl for VM/ESA 2.3.0.  It may work
       on other versions, but that's the one we've tested it on.

       If you've downloaded the binary distribution, it needs to
       be installed below /usr/local.  Source code distributions
       have an automated `make install` step that means you do
       not need to extract the source code below /usr/local
       (though that is where it will be installed by default).
       You may need to worry about the networking configuration
       files discussed in the last bullet below.

       Unpacking Perl Distribution on VM/ESA

       To extract an ASCII tar archive on VM/ESA, try this:

          pax -o to=IBM-1047,from=ISO8859-1 -r < latest.tar

       Setup Perl and utilities on VM/ESA

       GNU make for VM/ESA, which may be required for the build
       of perl, is available from:


       Configure Perl on VM/ESA

       Once you've unpacked the distribution, run Configure (see
       INSTALL for full discussion of the Configure options), and
       then run make, then "make test" then "make install" (this
       last step may require UID=0 privileges).

       There is a "hints" file for vmesa that specifies the cor­
       rect values for most things.  Some things to watch out for

       ·   this port does support dynamic loading but it's not
           had much testing

       ·   Don't turn on the compiler optimization flag "-O".
           There's a bug in the compiler (APAR PQ18812) that gen­
           erates some bad code the optimizer is on.

       ·   As VM/ESA doesn't fully support the fork() API pro­
           grams relying on this call will not work. I've
           replaced fork()/exec() with spawn() and the standalone
           exec() with spawn(). This has a side effect when open­
           ing unnamed pipes in a shell script: there is no child

       assembled the following "failures" were known to appear on
       some machines during `make test` (mostly due to ASCII vs.
       EBCDIC conflicts), your results may differ:

       [the list of failures being compiled]

       Usage Hints for Perl on VM/ESA

       When using perl on VM/ESA please keep in mind that the
       EBCDIC and ASCII character sets are different.  Perl
       builtin functions that may behave differently under EBCDIC
       are mentioned in the perlport.pod document.

       OpenEdition (UNIX System Services) does not (yet) support
       the #! means of script invocation.  See:

           head `whence perldoc`

       for an example of how to use the "eval exec" trick to ask
       the shell to have perl run your scripts for you.


       Neale Ferguson.


       INSTALL, perlport, perlebcdic.

       Mailing list for Perl on VM/ESA

       If you are interested in the VM/ESA, z/OS (formerly known
       as OS/390) and POSIX-BC (BS2000) ports of Perl then see
       the perl-mvs mailing list.  To subscribe, send an empty
       message to perl-mvs-subscribe@perl.org.

       See also:


       There are web archives of the mailing list at:


perl v5.8.1                 2003-09-02               PERLVMESA(1)

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