It took a while for me to figure out how to build this sucker for TiVo, because Perl has a different build process than most other Unix programs and I had to manually tell it all the right config settings for the TiVo MIPS. And it kept wanting to run the miniperl and perl binaries that it just built to do tests, but that doesn’t work when you’re cross-compiling so I had to keep renaming the binaries and replacing them with versions from my system. Eventually, I got it to build, but I haven’t done very extensive testing of it – just very, very simple stuff. My hope is that this will open up TiVo hacking to more people – i.e.: people who don’t know or don’t like Tcl and prefer Perl.
Update 2005-01-28: You might also need the following shared libraries if you don’t already have them on your TiVo:
Thanks to dressen who pointed that out here: