For some reason my Vim won't compile with perl support. Here are my configure options:

./configure \
   --with-features=huge \
   --enable-multibyte \
   --enable-rubyinterp=yes \
   --enable-pythoninterp=yes \
   --with-python-config-dir=/usr/lib/python2.7.config-x86_64-linux-gnu \
   --enable-luainterp \
   --enable-perlinterp=yes \
   --enable-gui=gtk2 \
   --enable-cscope \

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I figured out the problem. libperl-dev package was not installed. Need to have it to have perl enabled in vim.

  • on alpine this is perl-dev Commented Nov 12, 2016 at 15:02

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