Subject: PERL and NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Erik Bertelsen <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/10/1997 16:27:50
Have anyone tried to build perl on NetBSD-1.3_ALPHA ?

On NetBSD/i386 1.2.1, it builds successfully, including make test, as
demonstrated below:
All tests successful.
u=3.93  s=5.21  cu=164.77  cs=95.55  scripts=151  tests=4819
$ cd t
$  ./perl lib/complex.t | grep -v ok
$ uname -a
NetBSD 1.2.1 NetBSD 1.2.1 (NBA) #4: Wed Oct  8
21:23:54 MET DST 1997 i386
$ pwd

On NetBSD/{i386,mac68k}-1.3_ALPHA, one of the tests fails (same data
on both platforms, and same for both of perl5.004_0[34]):

 ./perl lib/complex.t | grep -v ok
# 'tan(atan(z))' expected: '1.2' got: '1.0950328197443' for z = 1.2
# 'acoth(z)' expected: '0.173286795139986+1.17809724509617i' got:
'0.173286795139986+1.14871933373831i' for z =  (0.2,-0.4)

uname -a
NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA NetBSD 1.3_ALPHA (ERIKBE) #66: Thu Nov
6 12:03:15 MET 1997 i386

I'm asking on NetBSD-current, as the version of NetBSD is significant,
but I really don't have a clue where the problem is.

I'm also building perl on a DECStation running NetBSD/pmax-1.3_ALPHA,
but won't have any results until tomorrow.

Erik Bertelsen