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Building Parrot on WinXP

by RolandGunslinger (Curate)
on Mar 04, 2005 at 19:39 UTC ( #436718=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
RolandGunslinger has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Curious if any perlmonks have successfully built Parrot on WinXP. I found this
very useful website
since I didn't have gcc on WinXP I decided to download MinGW32, which unfortunately the version I grabbed apparently didn't come with a linker. I modified the configure.pl script and got gcc to compile and produce the object file, but still haven't found a win32 linker that will work. What tools did those of you who got Parrot to compile on WinXP use? Thanks.

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Re: Building Parrot on WinXP
by NetWallah (Abbot) on Mar 04, 2005 at 21:27 UTC
    They seem to have a binary (untested) at the

    Parrot On Win32 website. (Found by Google search for "Parrot Win32 binary").

        ..."I don't know what the facts are but somebody's certainly going to sit down with him and find out what he knows that they may not know, and make sure he knows what they know that he may not know, and that's a good thing. I think it's a very constructive exchange," --Donald Rumsfeld

      Thanks very much indeed NetWallah. I was having alot of trouble building it using CygWin as well. I downloaded this, had to grab one more dll and boom! it's working. Now I can start to play around. :=) Thanks alot!

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