Today, from Freenode's #perl6:
01:41 zzzzzzzzzz> Is there no site that gives a current status of Perl6 work
that a non-guru could follow?
01:42 zzzzzzzzzz> Most of the hits under
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=current+state+of+Perl6 are ca.
2010 and even http://perl6.org/compilers/features is close
to two months old.
01:47 zzzzzzzzzz> That's the impression I get but I have a hard
time getting much far…
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Get a source tarball for libxml2-dev. On `apt` systems:
apt-get source libxml2-dev
Configure it to install locally, and then install it:
Ignoring all other options like LIBS, INC, and the rest of the stuff that's kindly recommended, you only care about showing Makefile.PL where to find xml2config:
perl Makefile.PL XMLPREFIX=~/perl5/alien/
And then it should cleanly make.
Want to install Net::SSLeay on a Debian or Ubuntu system that you don't have root on, and doesn't have `libssl-dev` installed? Let me see if I can save you some time...
You are going to need to keep a compiled version of libssl around, and so you need to decide where that will live: I went for: `~/perl5/alien`...
apt-get source lib64z1-dev # Or the 32 bit version
apt-get source libssl-dev
cd zlib-18.104.22.168.dfsg/ # Or whatever it is
Quite a while I got interested in the idea of short, clear examples showing Perl as glue for CPAN. I recently refound these, and they caught my imagination: