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Perl version 5.10+ on Haiku


This file contains instructions how to build Perl for Haiku and lists known problems.

Build and Install

The build procedure is completely standard:

  ./Configure -de
  make install

Make perl executable and create a symlink for libperl:

  chmod a+x /boot/common/bin/perl
  cd /boot/common/lib; ln -s perl5/5.38.0/BePC-haiku/CORE/ .

Replace 5.38.0 with your respective version of Perl.

Known Problems

The following problems are encountered with Haiku revision 28311:


For Haiku specific problems contact the HaikuPorts developers: <>

The initial Haiku port was done by Ingo Weinhold <>.

Last update: 2008-10-29


2023-10-10 perl v5.38.0 Perl Programmers Reference Guide