The Perl package contains the Practical Extraction and Report Language.
First create a basic /etc/hosts file which will be referenced in one of Perl's configuration files as well as being used used by the testsuite if you run that.
echo "127.0.0.1 localhost $(hostname)" > /etc/hosts
To have full control over the way Perl is set up, run the interactive Configure script and hand-pick the way this package is built. If the defaults it auto-detects are suitable, prepare Perl for compilation with:
./configure.gnu --prefix=/usr \ -Dman1dir=/usr/share/man/man1 \ -Dman3dir=/usr/share/man/man3 \ -Dpager="/usr/bin/less -isR"
The meaning of the configure options:
This corrects an error in the way that perldoc invokes the less program.
Since Groff is not installed yet, Configure thinks that we do not want man pages for Perl. Issuing these parameters overrides this decision.
Compile the package:
To test the results, issue: make test.
Install the package:
Translates awk to Perl
Dumps C structures as generated from cc -g -S
Displays Perl profile data
Builds a Perl extension for the Encode module from either Unicode Character Mappings or Tcl Encoding Files
Translates find commands to Perl
Converts .h C header files to .ph Perl header files
Converts .h C header files to Perl extensions
Shell script for examining installed Perl modules, and can even create a tarball from an installed module
Can be used to configure the libnet
Combines some of the best features of C, sed, awk and sh into a single swiss-army language
A hard link to perl
Used to generate bug reports about Perl, or the modules that come with it, and mail them
Generates executables from Perl programs
Displays a piece of documentation in pod format that is embedded in the Perl installation tree or in a Perl script
The Perl Installation Verification Procedure; it can be used to verify that Perl and its libraries have been installed correctly
A Perl version of the character encoding converter iconv
A rough tool for converting Perl4 .pl files to Perl5 .pm modules
Converts files from pod format to HTML format
Converts files from pod format to LaTeX format
Converts pod data to formatted *roff input
Converts pod data to formatted ASCII text
Prints usage messages from embedded pod docs in files
Checks the syntax of pod format documentation files
Displays selected sections of pod documentation
A Perl version of the stream editor sed
Dumps C structures as generated from cc -g -S stabs
Translates sed scripts to Perl
Is used to force verbose warning diagnostics in Perl
Converts Perl XS code into C code