in reply to Re^3: 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 "\"

Everything in your posts confirms that perl Makefile.PL make=nmake is the reason, whether its because of cpan configuration or

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/ 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 [] 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

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