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Padre Installation Instructions for FreeBSD


Installation using pkg_add

Because the FreeBSD Perl package comes without threads support no official Padre packages are available. The prefered method is to manually recompile Perl port to support threads and then build Padre and all it's dependencies from Ports (see below).

However there are highly experimental packages available for FreeBSD 6-STABLE and 7-STABLE.

First, make sure you have uninstalled the non-threaded Perl package or that you have threaded Perl already compiled. Please note, that after installing threaded Perl all Perl modules already installed have to be recompiled. All packages depend on Perl 5.8.9 (that's the current Perl version for 6 and 7 branches).

First set PACKAGESITE environment variable to point to for 6-STABLE or for 7-STABLE. Then install packages as usual:

# setenv PACKAGESITE # for C Shell
# export PACKAGESITE= # for Bourne Shell
# pkg_add -r p5-Padre

Feedback is welcome.

Installation from Source

To run Padre on FreeBSD you have to recompile Perl to support threads. To verify whether your Perl installation has thread support turned on run following command. $ perl -V:usethreads usethreads='define';

If the result is define then you have already threaded Perl installed, otherwise execute:

# cd /usr/ports/lang/perl5.8 && make WITH_THREADS=yes
# make deinstall && make reinstall
Optionally you can substitute make WITH_THREADS=yes with the following and choose THREADS in the menu. Then uninstall and reinstall Perl as above. This has an advantage over the previous method, because the preferred configuration options will be stored in your system's packing database. This way next time you'll be building Perl (i.e. updating) all stored options will be applied without the need to manually specify them.
# make config
# make

To install Padre and its dependencies just execute:

# cd /usr/ports/editors/p5-Padre
# make install clean

Installation from CPAN

Currently, there are no Padre CPAN installation instructions specific to FreeBSD. Feel free to add comments and hints.

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