perlhaiku man page

perlhaiku — 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 perl5/5.24.0/BePC-haiku/CORE/ .

Replace 5.24.0 with your respective version of Perl.

Known Problems

The following problems are encountered with Haiku revision 28311:

Perl cannot be compiled with threading support ATM.
The cpan/Socket/t/socketpair.t test fails. More precisely: the subtests using datagram sockets fail. Unix datagram sockets aren't implemented in Haiku yet.
A subtest of the cpan/Sys-Syslog/t/syslog.t test fails. This is due to Haiku not implementing /dev/log support yet.
The tests dist/Net-Ping/t/450_service.t and dist/Net-Ping/t/510_ping_udp.t fail. This is due to bugs in Haiku's network stack implementation.


For Haiku specific problems contact the HaikuPorts developers: <>

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

Last update: 2008-10-29


2016-05-08 perl v5.24.0 Perl Programmers Reference Guide