[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] [1st post] Installing Perl on Nokia 770

From: Waseem S. Daher wdaher at MIT.EDU
Date: Fri Apr 7 05:19:41 EEST 2006
On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 00:10 +0200, Laurent MARTIN wrote:
> Hi!
> I've got some small apps written in Perl that I'd like to run on my
> N770. I've found some Perl packages here:
> http://repository.maemo.org/pool/maemo1.1rc7/free/p/perl/
> I've downloaded 3 *arm*.deb files but I don't know how to install
> them. Application Installer failed and I'm not confident enough with
> dpkg or apt-get stuff: any help with this?

Here is a quick writeup of a way to make perl install, but I'm sure
there is a better way:


Basically, the main trick is:
"for f in *.deb; do fakeroot dpkg -X $f /var/lib/install/ ; done"
which just extracts the debian packages in the right places, and then
you need to properly set LD_LIBRARY_PATH and PERL5LIB.

- Waseem

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