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Is the situation calling for an update to the Perl version?

by HelenCr (Monk)
on May 07, 2013 at 19:19 UTC ( #1032526=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Build of Alien::wxWidgets failing: help
in thread Build of Alien::wxWidgets failing: help

Thank you, James and AM.

Now James: studying your link, the solution over there instructs one to make sure that setup.h from wxWidgets-2.9.4_Headers exists in

WxWidgets\include\msvc\wx.
In my case, setup.h is there, so this apparently is not the problem.

AM: studying the bug reports you quote, they discuss mingw32-make.exe. My DWIM Perl installation (v 5.14.2) does not contain mingw32-make.exe. And indeed the error messages do not mention mingw32-make.exe. Instead, the relevant error messages are, in my opinion:

... ... make (e=2): The system cannot find the file specified. gmake: [gcc_mswudll] Error 2 (ignored) ... make (e=2): The system cannot find the file specified. gmake: *** [..\..\lib\gcc_dll] Error 2

So it seems that it's looking for the files: gcc_mswudll and gcc_dll (or gcc_mswu.dll and gcc.dll?), which don't exist at my installation.

Now I happened to hit this on the NET:
www.nntp.perl.org/group/perl.wxperl.users/2013/02/msg8839.html , where Mark Dootson says:

5.14.2.1 (November 2011) as included with DWIM Perl contains a gcc tool chain that is not compatible with Wx / wxWidgets 2.9.x builds
So is the situation calling for an update to the Perl version? (to Strawberry Perl 5.16.x)?

Many thanks for your dedication; and TIA - Helen


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by NodeReaper (Curate) on May 07, 2013 at 19:38 UTC
Re: Is the situation calling for an update to the Perl version?
by jmlynesjr (Pilgrim) on May 08, 2013 at 00:56 UTC

    That or try to install CitrusPerl, that we know works.

    James

    There's never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over...

      That or try to install CitrusPerl, that we know works.

      Or ppm

        I'll be thankful to you if you could suggest solution.

        use ppm?

      Update: See Update 2 in OP above: Build of Alien::wxWidgets failing: help


      Following extensive Googling, one of the pieces of advice I've noticed, was to clean the PATH environment variable, and leave there only the Strawberry Perl (and Windows) lib and bin directories.
      I've tried that, and then Build made it past the errors reported before, but then gmake failed again, (apparently complaining that the installation is suitable for MS VC++ ?).

      Here is the output, I'll be thankful to you if you could offer advice.

      Many TIA - Helen

        Here is the output, I'll be thankful to you if you could offer advice.

        Um, you can use ppm, you don't need to compile software yourself

Re: Is the situation calling for an update to the Perl version?
by Anonymous Monk on May 16, 2013 at 04:12 UTC

    AM: studying the bug reports you quote, they discuss mingw32-make.exe. My DWIM Perl installation (v 5.14.2) does not contain mingw32-make.exe. And indeed the error messages do not mention mingw32-make.exe. Instead, the relevant error messages are, in my opinion:

    Do you have a make.exe and a sh.exe in your %PATH%?

    I get that error message when I have those two files in path.

    I remove those two files from path, and it builds without problems

    This is a bug in wxWidgets makefile/bakefile...

      This advice fixed a problem that I would have never have been able to found on my own. I had a QNX development system set up on my machine with sh.exe and make.exe. Once the path was removed, I could proceed. Thank you.

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