Installing Free Software Package – Perl

I will be using this website: http://mirror.fsf.org/dragora/current/sources/perl-5.28.0.tar.gz to get the software.

Unzip the tarball file with: tar xvf perl-5.28.0.tar.gz

Change your directory to the perl-5.28.0

Open and read the INSTALL file:

sh Configure -de
make
make test
make install

Open and read the README file:

./Configure -des -Dprefix=$HOME/localperl
make test
make install

Using the example from the README file I will make a new directory for my testing.

./Configure -des -Dprefix=$HOME/testlocalperl

The configuration takes a while (about 3-5 minutes)

Now to setup the package.

command: make

The make command takes a while (about 8-10 minutes)

Now to do a test of the package.

command: make test

The make test command takes a while (about 9-12 minutes)

The result message for me:

Elapsed 1144 sec.
u=12.84 s=4.08 cu=843.10 cs=71.87 scripts=2465 tests=1158632

Comment: All of the instructions were in the README and INSTALL files. It was really straight-forward to perform.

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