[Melbourne-pm] Alpine Linux and Perl

Toby Corkindale toby.corkindale at strategicdata.com.au
Thu Feb 4 18:37:13 PST 2016


Alpine Linux is an extremely-stripped-down Linux distro, with decent 
package management. For my JVM-based apps, I can make an extremely compact 
Docker image, and the less there is installed, the less there is to be 

Is anyone using Alpine Linux with Perl, and is building CPAN modules with 
XS code?

I'm failing, because the Perl package it installs doen't contain neccesary 
C header files.
I'm an Alpine novice though. I wondered if anyone else can save me time and 
explain the required process.. if there is one?

Or maybe one just needs to build a statically linked Perl + all your 
required packages outside of the container, and then shove the whole lot 
(Not dissimilar to how a .jar works, or Go binaries, except it's a lot 
easier with them!)


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