stevechard has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am trying to install Compress-Zlib on a Win2K box. So far only
disaster. The 'perl makefile.pl' step produces a makefile that nukes nmake (only
make-er avail on my Win2K box). Trying 'perl makefile.nt' produces a makefile doesn't choke
choke basic 'nmake' step. But moving on to the 'nmake test' makes
smoke and lord help me if I venture into 'nmake install'.
I have modified my local CONFIG.PM to utilze MS tools (compiler, linker
and lib,) and I am blind from tinkering with Makemaker.pm and MM_Win32.pm
in hopes of a functional makefile... but NO success. Even the skipping the install and
poking in the 'pre-built' DLL generates a fatal "MISSING '_boot_Compress_Zlib_'" error
when I run a script looking for ZLIB. Anyone got a hand grenade?