SUMMARIZE : Perl on Sun OS 4.1.1

From: Stephane Legrand (
Date: Mon Jul 29 1996 - 04:05:01 CDT


Thanks to all sun-managers who answered to me.
Here is the list of all contributors : (Stephen Harris)
        Rachel Polanskis <>
        Juyoung Park <>
        Mike Varney <> (Bill Townsley)
        Michael Blandford <>
        Benjamin Cline <>
        "Mark `Hex' Hershberger" <>
        Martin Espinoza <> (David Schiffrin)

And now, the summary.

Yes, of course, it is possible to install Perl on Sun OS 4.1.1.

Get the latest version. The versions 5.003, 5.002 and 4.036 work fine.
gcc (2.6.3 or later) is recommended but cc should work. It's also
recommended to build Perl as super-user becauses the configure script works
better as super-user.

With SunOS, it failed 10% of the tests, which was not good,
but managed to obtain a 100% test success with a static build of the extensions.

Also, if you have the space, install Tcl and Tk, which built without
error on an IPC, and also Perl-Tk which provides graphical extensions to
perl 5.00X.


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