|If this approach is doomed, please let me know
Worth a try ... though I would have thought that, if the library was incompatible, then there would be some output from the build process mentioning that incompatibility.
Also, you could install one of the "portable" 32-bit Strawberry Perl builds (eg https://strawberryperl.com/download/188.8.131.52/strawberry-perl-184.108.40.206-32bit-portable.zip
) on the same machine - and thereby avoid the need to find another machine.
The recent Strawberry Perl builds use "gmake" (which they provide) instead of "dmake".
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