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RE: Using Inline C - under windows. Urgent

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Hi there,

I have a fairly simple C function which I need to itegrate into a perl script. I have looked around and Inline (http://search.cpan.org/~ingy/Inline-0.43/C/C.pod) seems to be the simplest way to acheive this.

First  I needed nmake for Visual Studio 6.0 C++. I found this file here http://download.microsoft.com/download/vc15/Patch/1.52/W95/EN-US/Nmake15.exe installed it and set a path variable so it could be found.  

After installing Inline and nmake I am still unable to run simple hello world c progs or any other type either. I always get this message.

Had problems bootstrapping Inline module 'hello_pl_b1a6'

Can't locate loadable object for module hello_pl_b1a6 in @INC (@INC contains: C:\_Inline\lib C:/Perl/lib C:/Perl/site/li
b .) at C:/Perl/site/lib/Inline.pm line 500

 at C:\hello.pl line 0
INIT failed--call queue aborted.



This is a very urgent problem and help would be appreciated greatly. Am really wracking my brain to work out what might be going wrong. Could it be that my version of Perl was not compiled with nmake (i'm using 5.8 with windows XP)?

Here is the program giving the error message

use Inline C;
    greet('Ingy');
    greet(42);
    __END__    
    __C__
    void greet(char* name) {
      printf("Hello %s!\n", name);
    }


This is from the inline cook book and all other program fail aswell (in the same way).


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Sorry just found a problem with Nmake. Have solved it and the error message given is now


Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility   Version 1.50
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        C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe C:\Perl\lib\ExtUtils/xsubpp  -typemap C:\Perl\lib\ExtUtils\typemap  hello_pl_b1a688f821f707
19.xs > hello_pl_b1a688f821f70719.xsc && C:\Perl\bin\perl.exe -MExtUtils::Command -e mv hello_pl_b1a688f821f70719.xsc he
llo_pl_b1a688f821f70719.c
        cl -c  -IC:/  -nologo -Gf -W3 -MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1 -DWIN32 -D_CONSOLE -DNO_STRICT -DHAVE_DES_FCRYPT -DNO_HASH_SE
ED -DPERL_IMPLICIT_CONTEXT -DPERL_IMPLICIT_SYS -DUSE_PERLIO -DPERL_MSVCRT_READFIX -MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1    -DVERSION=\"0.
00\"  -DXS_VERSION=\"0.00\"  "-IC:\Perl\lib\CORE"   hello_pl_b1a688f821f70719.c
'cl' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
NMAKE : fatal error U1077: 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe' : return code '0x1'
Stop.

A problem was encountered while attempting to compile and install your Inline
C code. The command that failed was:
  nmake > out.make 2>&1

The build directory was:
C:\_Inline\build\hello_pl_b1a688f821f70719

To debug the problem, cd to the build directory, and inspect the output files.
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by:kandura
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do you also have the visual c++ compiler and linker installed? To use Inline::C, you need a compiler.
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I have just installed Visual Studio 6.0 and am still getting the same error message. It is ther german version - should this make a difference. What settings to i need to adjust?

Thanks


Steve  
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kandura earned 320 total points
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The error you got from nmake was this: "'cl' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file."
That means either the linker isn't installed (but since you just installed visual studio it should be), or it is not in your PATH.

Check your path environment to see if the directory where the compiler and linker are is included in your path. (In a command prompt,
type 'path'. The output should probably contain something like this:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\Tools\WinNT;
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\MSDev98\Bin;
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\Tools;
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio\VC98\bin

If I'm not mistaken, there should be a batch file called vcvars.bat somewhere in the visual studio directory tree that sets this up correctly.
You would need to open a new command prompt before this takes effect (or a reboot, that always does the trick ;)
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Cheers dude - sorted :)

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