Is it possible to compile/install Perl6 on a Raspberry Pi 3?

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I am trying to install Rakudo Star 2018.04 on a Raspberry Pi 3.

I do:

sudo perl Configure.pl --gen-moar --gen-nqp --prefix ~/rakudo 

and it completes successfully.

And then I try:

sudo make-install 

but it fails with:

The following step can take a long time, please be patient. /home/pi/rakudo/bin/moar --libpath="blib" --libpath="/home/pi/rakudo/share/nqp/lib" --libpath="/home/pi/rakudo/share/nqp/lib" perl6.moarvm --nqp-lib=blib --setting=NULL --ll-exception --optimize=3 --target=mbc --stagestats --output=CORE.setting.moarvm gen/moar/CORE.setting Stage start      :   0.000 Stage parse      : 459.019 Stage syntaxcheck:   0.000 Stage ast        :   0.000 Stage optimize   : Killed Makefile:504: recipe for target 'CORE.setting.moarvm' failed make[1]: *** [CORE.setting.moarvm] Error 137 make[1]: Leaving directory '/home/pi/rakudo-star-2018.04/rakudo' Makefile:43: recipe for target 'rakudo/perl6-m' failed make: *** [rakudo/perl6-m] Error 2 

System info:

OS: Raspbian GNU/Linux 9.4 (stretch) armv7l Model: Raspberry Pi 3 Model B Rev 1.2 Kernel: 4.14.34-v7+  Uptime: 62 days, 31 minutes  Packages: 552  Shell: bash 4.4.12  CPU: ARMv7 rev 4 (v7l) (4) @ 1.2GHz  Memory: 137MB / 927MB 

Any ideas?

 


You might try and increase the swap space, as indicated in this answer in the RasPi SO. It's going to be slow, however, but once it's built, it's built for good, I guess.

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