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Re^3: Strawberry Perl 5.12.3, CPAN, make file problems (dmake.exe), DFSEP and backslash "\"

by Anonymous Monk
on Dec 02, 2011 at 08:30 UTC ( [id://941261]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Strawberry Perl 5.12.3, CPAN, make file problems (dmake.exe), DFSEP and backslash "\"
in thread Strawberry Perl 5.12.3, CPAN, make file problems (dmake.exe), DFSEP and backslash "\"

Hmmm, I'm not doing that. I am getting these errors from running cpan <module name>. I only used dmake in my original post to succicntly show the problem. I'll do a screen scrape tomorrow of the cpan command output.

Sorry, but this is the only way to get this error, esp with strawberry perl

cpan <module name does about a dozen things, including run perl Makefile.PL ... with arguments from your cpan configuration

I've seen this crop up a dozen times, and always because Makefile built for nmake was being called with dmake

You don't actually need to have an nmake.exe anywhere on your system

Looking for DFSEP ... in the source code is just digging too deep, too soon

Everything in your posts confirms that perl Makefile.PL make=nmake is the reason, whether its because of cpan configuration or Config_heavy.pl (like say, a different perl in your path gets called for some reason)

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Re^4: Strawberry Perl 5.12.3, CPAN, make file problems (dmake.exe), DFSEP and backslash "\"
by jffry (Hermit) on Feb 16, 2012 at 21:59 UTC
    Everything in your posts confirms that perl Makefile.PL make=nmake is the reason, whether its because of cpan configuration or Config_heavy.pl

    You mention CPAN conf. I see the Strawberry Perl dmake called out explicitly.

    cpan> o conf $CPAN::Config options from C:\strawberry\perl\lib/CPAN/Config.pm: commit [Commit changes to disk] defaults [Reload defaults from disk] help [Short help about 'o conf' usage] init [Interactive setting of all options] applypatch [] auto_commit [1] build_cache [10] build_dir [C:\strawberry\cpan\build] build_dir_reuse [0] build_requires_install_policy [yes] bzip2 [] cache_metadata [0] check_sigs [0] colorize_debug undef colorize_output [0] colorize_print [bold blue on_white] colorize_warn [bold red on_white] commandnumber_in_prompt [0] commands_quote undef connect_to_internet_ok undef cpan_home [C:\strawberry\cpan] curl [] dontload_hash undef dontload_list undef ftp [C:\WINDOWS\system32\ftp.EXE] ftp_passive [1] ftp_proxy [] ftpstats_period undef ftpstats_size undef getcwd [cwd] gpg [] gzip [ ] halt_on_failure undef histfile [C:\strawberry\cpan\histfile] histsize [100] http_proxy [] inactivity_timeout [0] index_expire [1] inhibit_startup_message [0] keep_source_where [C:\strawberry\cpan\sources] load_module_verbosity [none] lynx [] make [C:\strawberry\c\bin\dmake.EXE] make_arg [] make_install_arg [UNINST=1] make_install_make_command undef makepl_arg [] mbuild_arg [] mbuild_install_arg [--uninst 1] mbuild_install_build_command undef mbuildpl_arg [] ncftp [] ncftpget [] no_proxy [] pager [C:\WINDOWS\system32\more.COM] password undef patch [C:\strawberry\c\bin\patch.exe] patches_dir undef perl5lib_verbosity undef prefer_external_tar undef prefer_installer [MB] prefs_dir [C:\strawberry\cpan\prefs] prerequisites_policy [follow] proxy_pass undef proxy_user undef randomize_urllist undef scan_cache [atstart] shell [C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe] show_unparsable_versions [0] show_upload_date [1] show_zero_versions [0] tar [ ] tar_verbosity [none] term_is_latin [0] term_ornaments [0] test_report [0] trust_test_report_history undef unzip [] urllist 0 [http://cpan.strawberryperl.com/] use_sqlite [1] username undef version_timeout undef wait_list undef wget [] yaml_load_code [0] yaml_module [YAML]

    Maybe I should update make_arg with make=dmake?

    Also, the dir C:\strawberry\cpan\prefs is completely empty. Not sure if that is relevant.

    EDIT: And here are all the "makes" in Config_heavy.pl.

    C:\strawberry\perl\lib > find "make" Config_heavy.pl ---------- CONFIG_HEAVY.PL firstmakefile='makefile' gmake='gmake' make='dmake' make_set_make='#' pmake=''

      So modifying the cpan conf make_arg didn't help.

      cpan> o conf make_arg make=dmake make_arg [make=dmake] commit: wrote 'C:\strawberry\perl\lib/CPAN/Config.pm'

      That argument was already in there, so it added it twice in some spots.

      > cpan Spreadsheet::WriteExcel CPAN: CPAN::SQLite loaded ok (v0.199) Database was generated on Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:36:49 GMT Running install for module 'Spreadsheet::WriteExcel' Running make for J/JM/JMCNAMARA/Spreadsheet-WriteExcel-2.37.tar.gz CPAN: Digest::SHA loaded ok (v5.61) CPAN: Compress::Zlib loaded ok (v2.034) Checksum for C:\strawberry\cpan\sources\authors\id\J\JM\JMCNAMARA\Spre +adsheet-WriteExcel-2.37.tar.gz ok CPAN: Archive::Tar loaded ok (v1.76) CPAN: File::Temp loaded ok (v0.22) CPAN: Parse::CPAN::Meta loaded ok (v1.4401) CPAN: CPAN::Meta loaded ok (v2.110930) CPAN: Module::CoreList loaded ok (v2.46) CPAN.pm: Going to build J/JM/JMCNAMARA/Spreadsheet-WriteExcel-2.37.t +ar.gz Checking if your kit is complete... Looks good Warning: prerequisite OLE::Storage_Lite 0.19 not found. Writing Makefile for Spreadsheet::WriteExcel Could not read metadata file. Falling back to other methods to determi +ne prerequisites ---- Unsatisfied dependencies detected during ---- ---- JMCNAMARA/Spreadsheet-WriteExcel-2.37.tar.gz ---- OLE::Storage_Lite [requires] Running make test Delayed until after prerequisites Running make install Delayed until after prerequisites Running install for module 'OLE::Storage_Lite' Running make for J/JM/JMCNAMARA/OLE-Storage_Lite-0.19.tar.gz Checksum for C:\strawberry\cpan\sources\authors\id\J\JM\JMCNAMARA\OLE- +Storage_Lite-0.19.tar.gz ok CPAN.pm: Going to build J/JM/JMCNAMARA/OLE-Storage_Lite-0.19.tar.gz Checking if your kit is complete... Looks good Writing Makefile for OLE::Storage_Lite dmake.EXE: Error: -- `C:\strawberry\perl\libConfig.pm' not found, and + can't be made JMCNAMARA/OLE-Storage_Lite-0.19.tar.gz C:\strawberry\c\bin\dmake.EXE make=dmake make=dmake -- NOT OK Running make test Can't test without successful make Running make install Make had returned bad status, install seems impossible Running make for J/JM/JMCNAMARA/Spreadsheet-WriteExcel-2.37.tar.gz Has already been unwrapped into directory C:\strawberry\cpan\build\S +preadsheet-WriteExcel-2.37-_3IUZL CPAN.pm: Going to build J/JM/JMCNAMARA/Spreadsheet-WriteExcel-2.37.t +ar.gz Warning: Prerequisite 'OLE::Storage_Lite => 0.19' for 'JMCNAMARA/Sprea +dsheet-WriteExcel-2.37.tar.gz' failed when processing 'JMCNAMA RA/OLE-Storage_Lite-0.19.tar.gz' with 'make => NO'. Continuing, but ch +ances to succeed are limited. CPAN: Time::HiRes loaded ok (v1.9721) dmake.EXE: Error: -- `C:\strawberry\perl\libConfig.pm' not found, and + can't be made JMCNAMARA/Spreadsheet-WriteExcel-2.37.tar.gz C:\strawberry\c\bin\dmake.EXE make=dmake make=dmake -- NOT OK Running make test Can't test without successful make Running make install Make had returned bad status, install seems impossible

        make=dmake is an argument to Makefile.PL , ie makepl_arg

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