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RE: Perl/Tk with patches no long compiles with CygWin v1.3.1
- To: "'Charles S. Wilson'" <cwilson at ece dot gatech dot edu>, "Victor M. Esquivel" <vesquivel at lucent dot com>
- Subject: RE: Perl/Tk with patches no long compiles with CygWin v1.3.1
- From: Neil Lunn <neillunn at gunz dot com dot au>
- Date: Mon, 30 Apr 2001 13:16:03 +1000
- Cc: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles S. Wilson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, April 28, 2001 7:24 AM
> To: Victor M. Esquivel
> Cc: Neil Lunn; 'email@example.com'
> Subject: Re: Perl/Tk with patches no long compiles with CygWin v1.3.1
> During the initial build of perl itself, perl copies some information
> (from the gcc specs file?) into its Config.pm. file. I *think* that
> once Eric Fifer rebuilds perl-5.6.1 using the current gcc, the new
> Config.pm file will have the right stuff in it. However, he's still
> working on fixing the annoying text mode problems that
> cropped up in the
> current cygwin-perl package; that thorny problem is delaying any new
> release of perl for cygwin(*). AFAIK.
Sorry that I have been away from this, with international timing and all.
I feel a need to clarify this a bit further.
There is no actual problem here at all. A look at the posted patch for
Tk880.022 reveals that the standard LD behaivor (ld2 - call to dlltool) is
being overidden with gcc -shared. Therefor dlltool is searching the w32api
Including the library path within Config.pm is not going to break a
distribution and is not required once all modules have been correctly
The patch should be made to the Tk distribution and is really a simple one
liner to include the libary path. I am currently going through all of the
Win32 stuff on CPAN, cleaning it up a bit and trying to test the functions
against native Win32 builds. I would suggest that once this is done it would
probably be worthwile to bundle all of the present libwin32 modules with the
cygwin distribution as is done with ActivePerl.
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