How to build perl 5.30 from source

Asked by Vinod A

May I please know what the difference between : perl_5.30.0.orig.tar.xz and perl_5.30.0.orig-regen-configure.tar.gz.

How do we build this file and use it ?

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Start by extracting the files and reading the readme files. They should tell you a lot. The developer website will also give clues / guides.

What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a


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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Focal Fossa has Perl 5.30.0-9ubuntu0.2 so using at least Focal (The latest LTS) will give you the package you desire and 5 years support (Until April 2025)

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Vinod A (vinodarokiya) said :

Its :
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial

I have used : perl_5.30.0.orig.tar.xz and built the perl package.
Wanted to know difference between perl_5.30.0.orig-regen-configure.tar.gz & perl_5.30.0.orig.tar.xz

Can you help with this problem?

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