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(tye)Re2: Can't use Win32 Perl to FTP - no Net::FTP for Win32?
by tye (Sage) on Nov 06, 2000 at 08:54 UTC
To quote perlwin32.pod from Perl5.6.0, which can be found in the directory lib/pod under whatever directory you installed Perl into or by browsing html/index.html, selecting "Core Perl Docs", scrolling down until "perlwin32" (listed in alphabetical order), click it, click "Usage Hints", and scroll down a couple of screens to the "Building Extensions" heading and read:
=item Building ExtensionsNote that you might be better off using dmake over nmake, so long as you follow the above instructions to tell Config (which tells MakeMaker) that you aren't using "nmake" like ActiveState did (or whatever was used by whoever built your copy of Perl).
From earlier in the exact same file:
But I should warn you that building extensions under Win9x has several catches due to the really poor command-line features of its COMMAND.COM. I know of three issues:
Note that I was disappoined with ActiveState's contribution here (that seems to happen a lot to me). I was pleased that their documentation mentioned building modules from CPAN but disappointed that the "make" issue was completely ignored.
Also note that prior to Perl5.6.0, most of these links for finding versions of "make" appear to be missing.
Just goes to show that there are always a million details to take care of and only several hundred thousand get done. (-:- tye (but my friends call me "Tye")