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    1 If you read this file _as_is_, just ignore the funny characters you see.
    2 It is written in the POD format (see pod/perlpod.pod) which is specially
    3 designed to be readable as is.
    4 
    5 =head1 NAME
    6 
    7 perlhurd - Perl version 5 on Hurd
    8 
    9 =head1 DESCRIPTION
   10 
   11 If you want to use Perl on the Hurd, I recommend using the Debian
   12 GNU/Hurd distribution ( see L<http://www.debian.org/> ), even if an
   13 official, stable release has not yet been made.  The old "gnu-0.2"
   14 binary distribution will most certainly have additional problems.
   15 
   16 =head2 Known Problems with Perl on Hurd 
   17 
   18 The Perl test suite may still report some errors on the Hurd.  The
   19 "lib/anydbm" and "pragma/warnings" tests will almost certainly fail.
   20 Both failures are not really specific to the Hurd, as indicated by the
   21 test suite output.
   22 
   23 The socket tests may fail if the network is not configured.  You have
   24 to make "/hurd/pfinet" the translator for "/servers/socket/2", giving
   25 it the right arguments.  Try "/hurd/pfinet --help" for more
   26 information.
   27 
   28 Here are the statistics for Perl 5.005_62 on my system:
   29 
   30  Failed Test  Status Wstat Total Fail  Failed  List of failed
   31  -----------------------------------------------------------------------
   32  lib/anydbm.t                 12    1   8.33%  12
   33  pragma/warnings             333    1   0.30%  215
   34 
   35  8 tests and 24 subtests skipped.
   36  Failed 2/229 test scripts, 99.13% okay. 2/10850 subtests failed,
   37      99.98% okay.
   38 
   39 There are quite a few systems out there that do worse!
   40 
   41 However, since I am running a very recent Hurd snapshot, in which a lot of
   42 bugs that were exposed by the Perl test suite have been fixed, you may
   43 encounter more failures.  Likely candidates are: "op/stat", "lib/io_pipe",
   44 "lib/io_sock", "lib/io_udp" and "lib/time".
   45 
   46 In any way, if you're seeing failures beyond those mentioned in this
   47 document, please consider upgrading to the latest Hurd before reporting
   48 the failure as a bug. 
   49 
   50 =head1 AUTHOR
   51 
   52 Mark Kettenis <kettenis@gnu.org>
   53 
   54 Last Updated: Fri, 29 Oct 1999 22:50:30 +0200
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