Not to sound redundant, but...
in reply to Installing Perl on the Sharp Zaurus PDA
I have the Zaurus 5500, running OpenZaurus, and installing perl (5.1.6) was as easy as transferring the ipk to a flash card and using the installer program. I even installed it to "ROM", which is possible using OpenZaurus (not possible with the factory load from Sharp).
It's also worth noting that Konsole comes with OpenZaurus (Sharp's load had no term program!)
I also noticed that 5.8 is out now, but I've haven't gotten around to installing it yet.
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