Links to all the tools you'll need to uncompress and build Perl. All you need is a VMS machine and a C compiler.
|Perl Archive||The first thing you'll need is the perl archive itself. This link should always point to the current version of Perl. When transferring the archive to a VMS machine, it should be named latest.tgz, or latest.tar-gz|
|UnZip||You might need an unzipper for some of the following packages. INFO-ZIP's works quite nicely, and can be found at MadGoat's FTP site. The link goes to a directory--grab unzip.exe for VAX, unzip.alpha_exe for Alphas|
|GZip||The Perl archive is typically GZipped. The GZip package for VMS can be found here.|
|un-tar tool||Once un-gzipped, you're left with a TAR archive. VMSTAR will take a Unix tar archive and split it into its component files.|
|Make Tool||Dec's MMS works, but if you don't have it, grab MadGoat's freeware MMK. In fact, grab it anyway, as it's nicer than MMS.|
|SOCKETSHR socket library||SOCKETSHR provides a Berkeley socket interface. If you want sockets in your Perl and are not using the Dec C RTL socket interface (because, for example, you don't have Dec C, or your TCPIP stack doesn't emulate UCX)|
|NetLib socket library||Netlib provides a generic layer for TCP/IP access. Socketshr uses this to interface with all non-UCX TCP stacks. Only needed if you are using Socketshr and not using UCX.|