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Re: Is perl-5.8.2 canonized for use on cygwin yet?
- From: "Gerrit P. Haase" <freeweb at nyckelpiga dot de>
- To: Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes <sthoenna at efn dot org>
- Cc: cygwin at cygwin dot com
- Date: Fri, 2 Jan 2004 12:15:20 +0100
- Subject: Re: Is perl-5.8.2 canonized for use on cygwin yet?
- Organization: Esse keine toten Tiere
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- Reply-to: "Gerrit P. Haase" <freeweb at nyckelpiga dot de>
> On Mon, Dec 29, 2003 at 09:38:05PM +0100, "Gerrit P. Haase" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> > What sets LIB in the cygwin environment? It comes verbatim from the
>> > DOS environment list but I don't see the importation in any of the
>> > layered rc files (but I could've missed it). And is there a way to
>> > automatically make cygwin translate these paths from backslash to
>> > forward slash when importing? You'd think that would be the default.
>> > Is there a way to suppress all importation or all but a list of
>> > explicitly named variables? Obviously I can exclude some by
>> > redefining them in the bashrc files, but what I'd rather do is
>> > exclude all except those I want included, in case some software
>> > installs new ones.
>> LIB isn't used by Cywin, but it is used by Perl. Just unset it before
>> the build, it is not needed.
> How is it used by Perl? Or do you just mean the use of MakeMaker passing
> it to subdirs?
It is a user variable that may be used to define additional search
paths. Cygwin applications doesn't need VC++ libraries and therefore
doesn't need VC++ LIB path settings.
Generally avoid using paths containing spaces on Cygwin.
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