This example also uses a "private" build of Perl, rather than
the system-wide build. Said "private" build resides in a dedicated
subdirectory of the current directory of this README.
I have developed this scenario when I needed to build a custom Perl with support for threads (5.005-style posixish stuff).
More precisely, to save space, you have to provide the private Perl build yourselfs. The Makefile in this directory expects a subdirectory called
with a built installation of perl
tar xvzf perl5.005_03.tgz cd perl5.005_03 ./Configure -Dusethreads -d make
This way, configure will only ask one question when producing config.sh, otherwise it will use defaults. It will report all the progress messages. To prevent Configure from bothering you at all, use "-des" instead of just "-d".
Note that patch_xs_makemaker now does some heavy modifications to the resulting $(Ext_Dir)/Makefile to force make to use the custom Perl build rather than the system-wide install.
This example does not actually use the threaded features yet.
This is to follow in the next iteration of this example.