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Building Statically Linked Perl 5.22.0

  • 1.  Building Statically Linked Perl 5.22.0

    Posted 08-30-2016 11:37


    I was wondering if there is a way that I could build Perl 5.22.0, so that the files at the location of the environment variables PERL5LIB and LIBPATH, which are set during the installation, are statically linked into Perl. I would like to do this so we don’t have to change the environment variables for every Unix System Services user. This would require changing /etc/profile which would entail adding a USERMOD to SMP/E to make sure that if IBM changed /etc/profile in a future release it wouldn’t render Perl 5.22.0 dysfunctional. We would like to limit the amount of USERMODs we are required to keep track of. Also, it would simplify supporting jobs that use Perl through BPXBATCH and Apache Web Server. Does Rocket offer this method of installation in addition to the dynamically linked method?