Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Perl 5.005_04 for A/UX 3.1.1
I had some time on my hands so I set out to compile Perl 5.005_04 for my A/UX 3.1.1 computer, a Macintosh Quadra 700. After a fitful day I was able to get it to compile and install! Here are my release notes:
I am pleased to announce the availability of Perl 5.005_04 for A/UX 3.1.1:
This directory contains a pre-compiled version of perl 5.005_04 for A/UX 3.1.1 as well as the source code from which the binaries were built.
It was compiled on an A/UX 3.1.1 Macintosh Quadra 700 using gcc 2.7.2 and gmake 3.7.4.
I chose version 5.005_04 because it was close enough to Jim Jagielski's 5.004_01 that I could crib from his previous work. Additionally, it was a "new" enough version of perl that I could get cowsay to work on my A/UX box.
I used Jim Jagielski's config.sh from his compilation of perl 5.004_01 as my guide for configuring the proper variables to get perl 5.005_04 to compile. The config.sh I used is included in the directory.
Make test ran fine on the compilation, failing only three tests:
Failed 3 test scripts out of 190, 97.37% okay.
The installation went fine.
Download and uncompress the perl5005_04.tar.gz file:
gzip -dc perl5005_04.tar.gz | tar xvfmo -
To install use CommandShell to navigate to the perl5.005_04 directory and from within the directory type:
The parts will be copied to the correct locations (/usr/local/bin/perl and the relevant man pages directories) on your A/UX box.
Verification of Installation:
This complilation of perl 5.005_04 has been tested on an A/UX 3.1.1 Mac. I was able to install and successfully run cowsay 3.03 on the A/UX box after installing perl 5.005_04.
In the image above you can see I have ssh'd into the A/UX box from my OS X MacBook, verified Perl is installed, then ran cowsay. I previously built binaries for ssh 1.2.32 that are hosted over at the Penelope A/UX server.