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Re: Installing Perl on the Sharp Zaurus PDA

by Juerd (Abbot)
on Aug 25, 2003 at 05:52 UTC ( #286308=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Installing Perl on the Sharp Zaurus PDA

Here's what I did with my Zaurus SL5600: The Zaurus has a web browser (Opera) and has a TCP/IP stack. I set up my Linux desktop machine as a simple router and set up the USB network connection. I downloaded the ipk file into the Zaurus' internal flash and clicked the file, then clicked "Install".

I don't know the differences between the SL5500 and the SL5600, but I didn't need a terminal to install the package. The terminal application does come in handy when actually *using* Perl, of course :)

Oh, about those modules: haven't needed many, yet. And those that I did need, were pure-perl and easily copied via scp.

I'm not really giving any thought to memory usage. The SL5600 has 64 MB flash memory and 32 MB SDRAM. I have some CompactFlash cards ranging from 32 to 256 MB, but I use those only for MP3, photos and backups.

Juerd # { site => '', plp_site => '', do_not_use => 'spamtrap' }

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Re: Re: Installing Perl on the Sharp Zaurus PDA
by Ryszard (Priest) on Aug 25, 2003 at 10:43 UTC
    I've got a 5500, and i got perl working by "syncing" the ipk with my w2k machine, and just using the gui package manager.. no worries at all.

    OAN, I've owned two pda's (both palm), and the Z is my fav, even over friends with linux IPAQ's. It the k/b that does it for me.

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