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Re^3: What sets Perl back

by demerphq (Chancellor)
on Dec 11, 2005 at 16:07 UTC ( #515851=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: What sets Perl back
in thread What sets Perl back

First it insists on downloading an ancient version of nmake.exe from the net, when there is already a much more up to date version on my system, simple because I keep my executables where they are supposed to be (eg. the compilers bin directory in this case), not where cpan thinks it belongs. It's in my path. Just use it already.

Thats very strange. I've never observed CPAN do anything like that, either with hand built perls or with AS builds. When I config CPAN it finds the correct nmake in my path, and uses it thereafter. I've never seen CPAN download nmake.exe, ever.

Then, if the compiliation fails, which always seems to on Win32, I've no idea what it has succeded in doing and what not, because it hides all the output from me.

Again thats a strange description when I see a failed build I see all the gory details, unless its a make test failure, in which case it isn't CPAN in the way, but Test::Harness, which usually means you need to look NAME and then nmake test TEST_VERBOSE=1 to see whats failed.


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Re^4: What sets Perl back
by BrowserUk (Pope) on Dec 11, 2005 at 16:49 UTC

    Maybe the nmake thing was just one particular package I tried to use for that did that (Pugs?). I haven't attempted to use for so long that I don't remember for sure. I've had trouble using it on every build I've ever installed.

    Do you get this lot every time you run it?

    Examine what is said, not who speaks -- Silence betokens consent -- Love the truth but pardon error.
    Lingua non convalesco, consenesco et abolesco. -- Rule 1 has a caveat! -- Who broke the cabal?
    "Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
    In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.

      Ok, a package downloading it makes sense. CPAN doing it doesn't (to me anyway). And yeah I get all that crap when i start up too. But my experience is that cygwin+VC+perl makes for a fully capable CPAN framework. Although the index stuff is a little annoying I actually use a local mirror that is synched throughout the day so usuall don't have to re-download it.


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