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perl on win2kby ekkis (Initiate)
|on Nov 30, 2004 at 20:43 UTC||Need Help??|
ekkis has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
this poor pilgrim is at present travailing with the task of building perl on a Win2k box. why not just install ActivePerl or some other binary distro you might ask? the problem with distributions is always the same: the lack of ready-made packages for stuff one needs. - in my particular case, DBD::Sybase and DBD::Oracle.
so the goal is to have a source-based installation that allows me to /perl -MCPAN -e "install whatever"/
as per the instuctions in the perl source distribution, I've compiled and installed perl. when running the tests some stuff failed but in general everything seems to work.
however I'm now trying to build/install DBI. I have MSYS installed and used dmake to make perl.
the first thing that happens is I get:
however, I can do soemthing like:
and that works... since that worked I cd into the directory and do /perl Makefile.PL/ and then /make/, which results in:
also /dmake/ yields:
your wisdom is most valued.