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Re^3: Compile PERL from source on Windowsby syphilis (Chancellor)
|on Mar 21, 2013 at 07:17 UTC||Need Help??|
Three things that would make the task easier:
1) Post the link to the actual source tarball that you downloaded. This will enable me (or anyone else who is interested) to ensure that we have the same source;
2) Post, on your public scratchpad the contents of the win32/Makefile (after you've edited it). This allows us to see for ourselves that it looks sane;
3) Post a larger slice (or the entire lot) of the 'nmake test' output (again, on your public scratchpad). I'd like a better idea of precisely when this failure occurs ... and I'd also like to be sure there's nothing relevant in the lead up to the error.
The error is occurring before *any* tests are run ... right ?
Hopefully then we can work out what's going wrong.
With what do you unpack the source ? If it's a GUI app (such as Winzip) try to make sure that it's unpacking the source in "binary" (not "text" or "smart" or somesuch) mode.