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Re^5: Problem Installing DBD::Informix on Windows 7 using AS Perl 5.8.9

by roho (Monsignor)
on Aug 17, 2012 at 22:19 UTC ( #988108=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^4: Problem Installing DBD::Informix on Windows 7 using AS Perl 5.8.9
in thread Problem Installing DBD::Informix on Windows 7 using AS Perl 5.8.9

Thanks for the suggestion. I'm fairly sure that (like you said) Makefile.PL is generating invalid Makefile code for nmake. I'm just not sure what nmake is expecting instead of "INFORMIXC=...".

"Its not how hard you work, its how much you get done."


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Re^6: Problem Installing DBD::Informix on Windows 7 using AS Perl 5.8.9
by Anonymous Monk on Aug 17, 2012 at 22:36 UTC

    I'm just not sure what nmake is expecting instead of "INFORMIXC=...".

    Do you know what that line is supposed to do?

    What happens when you execute it manually?

      It runs Perl program esqlld, which defaults the compiler name to "cc", which of course is not found. I changed the default compiler name to "cl" in esqlld (to get it to run) and got the following output:

      C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe esqlld ESQLLD='link -dll -nologo -nodefaultlib -d +ebug -opt:ref,icf -libpath:"C:/Perl/lib/CORE" -machine:x86' -out:b +lib/arch/auto/DBD/Informix/Informix.dll -dll -nologo -nodefaultlib -d +ebug -opt:ref,icf -libpath:"C:/Perl/lib/CORE" -machine:x86 Informix +.obj dbdimp.obj dbdattr.obj sqltoken.obj sqltype.obj ixblob.obj odbct +ype.obj kludge.obj link.obj esqlcver.obj esqlc_v6.obj /LIBPATH:C:/PRO +GRA~2/IBM/Informix/11.70/lib /LIBPATH:C:/PROGRA~2/IBM/Informix/11.70/ +lib/esql "C:/PROGRA~2/IBM/Informix/11.70/lib/isqlt09a.lib" "C:/ +PROGRA~2/IBM/Informix/11.70/lib/igl4n304.lib" "C:/PROGRA~2/IBM/Inform +ix/11.70/lib/iglxn304.lib" "C:/PROGRA~2/IBM/Informix/11.70/lib/igo4n3 +04.lib" netapi32.lib wsock32.lib user32.lib winmm.lib advapi32.lib C +:/Perl/lib/CORE/perl58.lib oldnames.lib kernel32.lib user32.lib gdi32 +.lib winspool.lib comdlg32.lib advapi32.lib shell32.lib ole32.lib ol +eaut32.lib netapi32.lib uuid.lib ws2_32.lib mpr.lib winmm.lib versi +on.lib odbc32.lib odbccp32.lib msvcrt.lib -def:Informix.def cl : Command line warning D9035 : option 'o' has been deprecated and w +ill be removed in a future release cl : Command line warning D9035 : option 'o' has been deprecated and w +ill be removed in a future release cl : Command line warning D9035 : option 'o' has been deprecated and w +ill be removed in a future release cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-dll' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-nodefaultl +ib' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-debug' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-libpath:C: +/Perl/lib/CORE' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-machine:x8 +6'' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-dll' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-nodefaultl +ib' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-debug' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-libpath:C: +/Perl/lib/CORE' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-machine:x8 +6' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '/LIBPATH:C: +/PROGRA~2/IBM/Informix/11.70/lib' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '/LIBPATH:C: +/PROGRA~2/IBM/Informix/11.70/lib/esql' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-def:Inform +ix.def' cl : Command line warning D9002 : ignoring unknown option '-lc' cl : Command line warning D9024 : unrecognized source file type 'ESQLL +D='link', object file assumed LINK : fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'ESQLLD='link.obj'

      It doesn't like the way the command line is set up. It's treating 'ESQLLD='link.obj' is an input file. This is quickly getting way beyond my pay grade. :) Now I remember why I wince every time I'm faced with installing a CPAN mdule that is not pure Perl. I'm not giving up, but I'm going to sleep on it and take another look tomorrow.

      "Its not how hard you work, its how much you get done."

        It runs Perl program esqlld,...

        Actually it doesn't :) I understand its supposed to, but thats wishful thinking, nmake doesn't work like that

        I have a very low opinion of that whole Makefile.PL and the esqld program ( the word garbage comes to mind)

        On nmake, doing program .. FOO=BAR doesn't set environment variable FOO to the value BAR -- I don't think any version of make does that

        Here is what I would try, delete all that esqld malarky, and replace the whole thing with whatever its actually supposed to be, instead of

        $opts{LD} = "INFORMIXC='\$(FULLPERL) esqlld' " . "ESQLLD='$Config{ld} \$(LDDLFLAGS)' \$(ESQL)";

        Try something like

        delete $opts{LD} ;
        And do it right before WriteMakefile

        Actually what I would do is Data::Dumper to dump \%opts right before WriteMakefile, and along with a copy of postamble from Makefile, write a new Makefile.PL by hand

        Actually it looks like that mess shouldn't happen on win32, what is the output of perl -V:archname

        Try setting $NTConfiguration to true manually

        Yeah, I'd try $NTConfiguration first, then delete $opts{LD} ;, then writing my own Makefile.PL

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