perl: Practical Extraction and Report Language1

Perl, also Practical Extraction and Report Language is a programming language released by Larry Wall on December 18, 1987 that borrows features from C, sed, awk, shell scripting (sh), and (to a lesser extent) from many other programming languages.

Perl was designed to be a practical language to extract information from text files and to generate reports from that information - the Swiss Army Chainsaw of Programming Languages.

... part of T2, get it here


Author: Larry Wall <larry [at] wall [dot] org>
Maintainer: Rene Rebe <rene [at] t2-project [dot] org>

License: Artistic GPL
Status: Stable
Version: 5.38.0

Remark: Dietlibc compatible.
Remark: Does cross compile (as setup and patched in T2).

Download: perl-5.38.0.tar.xz

T2 source: config.hlp
T2 source:
T2 source: cross-lm.patch
T2 source: hotfix-x-32bit.diff
T2 source: hotfix-x-bigendian.diff
T2 source:
T2 source: install.patch.cross
T2 source: libdir.diff
T2 source: no-make-depend.patch
T2 source: perl.cache
T2 source: perl.conf
T2 source: perl.desc
T2 source:
T2 source:

Build time (on reference hardware): 150% (relative to binutils)2

Installed size (on reference hardware): 75.32 MB, 3324 files

Dependencies (build time detected): 00-dirtree bash binutils coreutils diffutils findutils gawk gdbm grep less linux-header make ncurses patch sed sysfiles tar xz

Installed files (on reference hardware): [show]

1) This page was automatically generated from the T2 package source. Corrections, such as dead links, URL changes or typos need to be performed directly on that source.

2) Compatible with Linux From Scratch's "Standard Build Unit" (SBU).