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installing modules with gcc

by dannoura (Pilgrim)
on Aug 09, 2004 at 22:36 UTC ( #381373=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
dannoura has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

hi monks,

I'm trying to install the Prima IPA module on my machine (WinXP running perl 5.8.0). The docs say to unpack, type makefile and make. I eventually realized that make is actually meant to be nmake. I used that (both from inside the MinGW interface and the command window) but got the error listed in this thread. So I downloaded MinGW and installed it, as per the advice in the thread, but got the same error when I typed nmake. Using the nmake file that came with MinGW gives the error:

cl -c -nologo -Gf -W1 -MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1 -DWIN32 -D_CONSOLE -DNO_ST +RICT -DHAVE_DES_FCRYPT -DNO_HASH_SEED -DPERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT -DPERL +_IMPLICIT_SYS -DUSE_PERLIO -DPERL_MSVCRT_READFIX -W1 -nologo -MD -Zi + -DNDEBUG -O1 -DHAVE_CONFIG_H=1 -IC:\home\src\1\Prima\include -IC:\ +home\src\1\Prima\include\generic -IC:\Perl\lib\CORE -Iinclude -Iinclu +de\generic IPA.c -FoIPA.obj mingw32-make.exe: cl: Command not found mingw32-make.exe: *** [IPA.obj] Error 127

Any ideas about how to install this module?

Update: I now get the error:

Can't read makefile ': Makefile IPA.cls'

I think this means I'm missing a number of .h files. The docs say:

If some of the required libraries or include files can not be found, INCPATH+=/some/include and LIBPATH+=/some/lib semantics should be used to tell Makefile.PL about these.

What's the INCPATH and LIBPATH, and why would adding to them find the missing files?

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Re: installing modules with gcc
by gex (Scribe) on Aug 09, 2004 at 23:19 UTC
    cl: Command not found

    The command 'cl' invokes the ms c/c++ compiler. Do you have it, and if so, have you set up the environment correctly?

      How do I set it up? Do I need to make a new environment variable? If so where should it point to?

Re: installing modules with gcc
by dfaure (Chaplain) on Aug 10, 2004 at 10:32 UTC
    Any ideas about how to install this module?

    cl is the Microsoft Compiler (Visual C++), the one used to generate your Perl distribution (you may verify it with perl -V), also the one required to build and install non pure-perl modules from sources (using MingW to generate a module for a VC generated perl is far from trivial).

    Anyway, some binary distributions of Prima are available here. IMHO, you'd better pick the one synched with your perl and install it as documented:


    HTH, Dominique
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Re: installing modules with gcc
by Joost (Canon) on Aug 10, 2004 at 12:38 UTC
Re: installing modules with gcc
by BUU (Prior) on Aug 10, 2004 at 02:24 UTC
    As he said above, cl refers to Microsofts compiler, VC++ and such. If you don't have such, modify the CC variable in the make file to accurately represent your compiler set up.

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