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A question and an observation about dmake

by hsmyers (Canon)
on Mar 19, 2011 at 20:03 UTC ( #894187=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

hsmyers has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

If like me you've been bitten by:
C:\>dmake dmake.exe: Error: -- `C:\Perl\' not found, and can't be m +ade

Certainly follow the excellent advice at Re^2: how to install perlmodules in windowsXP but pay particular attention to the aside about renaming nmake.exe In my case I not only had it installed in c:\perl\bin, but for some reason in c:\program files\mozilla— don't know why just did. Repeat your usage of "perl -V:make" until it shows dmake. Don't forget to run makefile again so that this time the correct information will be set.

The question in the title is— what does "dmake.exe: Warning: -- Target [blibdirs] was made but the time stamp has not been updated." mean? I typically get some number (variable) of these. Since they are warnings, I ignore them, but the compulsive in me wants to know what I'm ignoring on the off chance that it is somehow significant...


"Never try to teach a pig to wastes your time and it annoys the pig."

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Re: A question and an observation about dmake
by Anonymous Monk on Mar 19, 2011 at 23:58 UTC
      This would explain why the question felt so familiar! Don't know what you mean about Yoda--- in this case it is more like a Homer Simpson moment with attendant head-slap... Thanks for the link back :)


      "Never try to teach a pig to wastes your time and it annoys the pig."

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