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Re^2: SDL_Perl for Win32?

by jryan (Vicar)
on Feb 03, 2005 at 08:47 UTC ( #427557=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: SDL_Perl for Win32?
in thread SDL_Perl for Win32?

I don't know. I know that Windows isn't the greatest environment to build stuff, but thats the platform that I have to use here.

My problem with Module::Build is that when something wrong happens, I haven't a clue what I need to do to fix it. Its so frustrating! At least with MakeMaker I can look at the makefile and try to config stuff manually, by hand. I can see the dependencies. I can see which information it needs to build. I can see that it requires header files to install. A build system that requires me to be intimately familiar with its internals is useless to me.

I mean, dammit! I don't care how the thing builds, I just want to use it! I'm even very willing to spend lots of time trying to get it to install, because I need it. Its just when the build system says essentially says "sorry, the automatic configure system isn't working", and thats all the output I get, I... its just... AARRRRRGHHH!

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Re^3: SDL_Perl for Win32?
by Courage (Parson) on Feb 06, 2005 at 22:13 UTC
    Just a guess - you should use 'nmake' but using 'make'; or may be is not precise enough; which way did you obtained Perl binaries

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[vrk]: Aha, there's a reference to "bug report 82719" in NetAddr/'s sub _splitref.
[moritz]: wow, that's their idea of an "improved error message"
[moritz]: how about "This network is too large to enumerate all host addresses." or so?
[vrk]: Well, there's a call to notcontiguous() before the error, whose description is "counts the bit positions remaining in the mask when the rightmost '0's are removed"
[vrk]: Clear as mud!

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