ActivePerl nmake on Windows 2008

Posted on 2012-08-24
Last Modified: 2012-09-19
How do I check to "make sure the make is set to the nmake.exe found in the Perl Directory"

Question by:jandersonwidener
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    Assisted Solution

    Just call nmake instead of make when you want to do your build, such as

     perl Makefile.PL
     nmake test
     nmake install

    Author Comment

    eep now I have
    syntax error at -e line 1, near "'755')
    missing right curly or square bracket at -e line 1, at end of line
    Execution of -e aborted due to compilation errors.
    NMAKE: fatal errors 

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    guess thats a whole different ticket lol

    LVL 25

    Assisted Solution

    Just out interest ... are you trying to install a package that is not available through ActiveState's Perl Package Manager (PPM) app?

    Author Comment

    >>not available through

    Its a virtual slice TESt platform on private network Ill get aproval to put a DMZ NIC n it and run that way thx
    LVL 25

    Assisted Solution

    I believe that the PPM utility can be run on the command line and can be used to install from files without using the internet (I think).  By the documentation it uses ppd or ppmx file to describe the install to the PPM utility.

    This link contains a list of sites to get PPD (and the tarball) for packages.

    I have never done it this way myself ... but I mention in case it may be useful to you.

    Accepted Solution

    I used dmake and everything worked for some reason

    Author Closing Comment

    i dont understand things enough to know but dmake was running so I could use it

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