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Prior to installing Perl CPAN, you will need to [[Install_gcc|install gcc]] on the AppleTV.
 
  
 
==Perl modules==
 
==Perl modules==

Revision as of 13:54, 31 July 2010

The AppleTV comes with a minimal Perl installation. If you want to unleash the full power of Perl, the first thing you want is to install CPAN modules.

If you additionally want PHP and MySQL, you can consider installing XAMPP which provides all 4 items independently of the AppleTV OS.

Prerequisites

First of all, you'll need to install gcc.

We'll start with an ssh enabled AppleTV having a proper recovery partition.

We'll also need some binaries from an Intel Mac with Tiger and Xcode tools installed.

Tiger files

From an Intel Mac with Tiger with Xcode tools installed, copy to the following files to AppleTV:

/usr/bin/groff
/usr/bin/grotty
/usr/bin/nroff
/usr/bin/perldoc
/usr/bin/pod2man
/usr/bin/troff

From the same Mac, copy to the following direcories:

/System/Library/Perl
/usr/share/groff

These will be partly overwritten from the recovery partition files.

Perl modules

Log into the AppleTV as root.

Get the Perl modules from the recovery partition:

cd /Users/frontrow/Documents/
dd if=/dev/disk0s2 of=recovery.dmg bs=1m
hdiutil mount recovery.dmg
hdiutil mount /Volumes/Recovery/OS.dmg
cp -R /Volumes/OSBoot\ 1/System/Library/Perl /System/Library/
umount /Volumes/OSBoot\ 1

You also need to populate the directory /System/Library/Perl/5.8.6/darwin-thread-multi-2level/CORE/ with .h files. I haven't found them on the Darwin ISO, but on a Mac with OS 10.4 (a.k.a. Tiger) and xCode tools installed.

Configure CPAN (make it simple: answer no to the first question):

perl -MCPAN -e shell

Update CPAN (hit cr to the questions):

perl -MCPAN -e 'install Bundle::CPAN'

With version 2.3 and 3.0.2 AppleTV OS, I did'nt manage to install Mac::Carbon and Mac::Files which are part of File::HomeDir. Nevertheless, CPAN update was OK.

Once this is done, you can check your installation with one of:

perl -MCPAN -e 'autobundle'
perldoc perllocal
perl -e 'print "hello world!\n"'