[uClibc] uclibc perl - use miniperl

Erik Andersen andersen at codepoet.org
Wed Oct 29 21:35:04 UTC 2003

On Wed Oct 29, 2003 at 05:44:18PM +0100, John Belshaw wrote:
> I saw some earlier posts about the use of perl in the development buildroot
> but I didn't see any definite conclusion.
> I also had the same problem which is that the perl in the development images
> is circa 25MB in size which pretty much rules it out for embedded
> applications.

Yeah, with all the addon junk it gets pretty monsterously huge...

> The solution for most people, if you just want to write simple perl scripts,
> is to use miniperl which is circa 800K in size using the shared uclibc
> libraries and can be built within the uclibc development environment using
> the latest perl source, and
> make miniperl.
> I had to disable the perl IO abstraction layer in the Configure to get it to
> compile for me.

I think having 'miniperl' rather than full perl would be a sane
change for us to make.  If you can be a bit more specific with
exactly what you changed I would be happy to merge your changes
into buildroot...

> Hope this is helpfull !  I am really impressed with uclibc so far !



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