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authorJose Luis Perez Diez <jluis@escomposlinux.org>2009-06-17 16:26:30 -0700
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>2009-06-18 13:03:46 -0700
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Documentation/Changes: perl is needed to build the kernel
Perl is used on the kernel Makefile to generate documentation, firmwares in c source form, sources, graphs, and some headers and this fact is undocumented. [akpm@linux-foundation.org: 80-columns, please] Signed-off-by: Jose Luis Perez Diez <jluis@escomposlinux.org> Cc: Sam Ravnborg <sam@ravnborg.org> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@linux-foundation.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@linux-foundation.org>
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@@ -72,6 +72,13 @@ assembling the 16-bit boot code, removing the need for as86 to compile
your kernel. This change does, however, mean that you need a recent
release of binutils.
+Perl
+----
+
+You will need perl 5 and the following modules: Getopt::Long, Getopt::Std,
+File::Basename, and File::Find to build the kernel.
+
+
System utilities
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