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Re: Compile PERL from source on Windows

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Mar 11, 2013 at 21:48 UTC ( #1022880=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Compile PERL from source on Windows

When it comes to nmake test, it keeps failing with this:

Two thoughts:

  1. This is test code that is failing -- as opposed to the code being tested failing -- so comment out the test and move on.
  2. Looking at CPAN there is a 5.16.3 available; maybe the problem was noticed early and fixed; so get the later version and try again.
I did notice that there wasn't a perldelta.pod in the tar ball.

Even more reason to go with 2) above. You are wasting your time trying to fix a broken tarball when there is a later version that probably fixes it for you.


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Comment on Re: Compile PERL from source on Windows
Re^2: Compile PERL from source on Windows
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 11, 2013 at 22:43 UTC
      I agree, perldelta.pod comes with the tarball; it isn't generated automatically. Something is wrong with the tarball or an incomplete extraction if that file is missing.

      The OP says it is missing, I cannot examine his filesystem.

      Seems unlikely that a broken download would result in a good compile and a single missing file; but maybe he looked in the wrong place.


      With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
      Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
      "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
      In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
Re^2: Compile PERL from source on Windows
by MGoBlue (Novice) on Mar 12, 2013 at 15:53 UTC
    Okay... I'll try with .13. A little swamped at the office today though.
      I meant 16.3... oops

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