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Re^2: GDBM_File for Windows?

by MikeRaffety (Initiate)
on Oct 16, 2012 at 17:15 UTC ( #999383=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: GDBM_File for Windows?
in thread GDBM_File for Windows?

As best as I can tell, this Strawberry file requires compiling; I have no compiler on this Windows machine, no development environment. Usually Perl packages for Windows that require native code provide that pre-compiled. Also, there's no libgdbm included and no explanation of how to integrate that (I've installed that already separately).


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Re^3: GDBM_File for Windows?
by Lotus1 (Chaplain) on Oct 16, 2012 at 18:18 UTC

    Strawberry Perl (and I think ActivePerl now also) includes a development environment that should work with the CPAN interface or manually at the command line.

    What version of Windows are you installing to? Did you install gdbm for Windows? (not GDBM_File)

      I don't see a GDBM_File package in any repository.
      Oh yes, Windows Server 2003.
Re^3: GDBM_File for Windows?
by daxim (Chaplain) on Oct 16, 2012 at 18:23 UTC
      I cannot install a compiler on this production server, and would (perhaps naively) hope that binaries would be available for anything needed on Windows, since Windows does not come with compilers.

        and would (perhaps naively) hope that binaries would be available for anything needed on Windows

        Well, they're not.

        Then install the compiler on a different windows computer. Then copy the files over after installing it on the other computer. Your Perl versions must be identical since XS modules are compiled to only work with the Perl they were compiled with.

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