perl (why 64int on 32int machine)

Reini Urban
Fri Mar 22 18:50:00 GMT 2013

On Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 6:48 AM, Wynfield Henman wrote:
> I just downloaded and tried to build and install Perl's Database
> Interface, DBI (yes the hard way, using Marefile.PL).
> Configure completed fine, but make fails with:
> " make
> -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe -fstack-protector -DUSEIMPORTLIB -O3
> -DVERSION=\"1.623\"  -DXS_VERSION=\"1.623\"
> "-I/usr/lib/perl5/5.14/i686-cygwin-threads-64int/CORE"  -W -Wall
> -Wpointer-arith -Wbad-function-cast -Wno-comment -Wno-sign-compare
> -Wno-cast-qual -Wmissing-noreturn -Wno-unused-parameter Perl.c
> /bin/sh: gcc-4: command not found
> Makefile:625: recipe for target `Perl.o' failed"

So you need to install gcc-4

> The above also mentions
> "/usr/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.14/i686-cygwin-threads-64int"
> which I do have on my system.  I did not select it and I don't have a
> 64 bit system.
> Would this indicate a setup ini problem for perl?

No, i686 is 32bit, optimized for i686.
64bit would be x86_64

-64int means that the internal int size is 8 byte and optimized for
64bit systems.
but it works also on pure non-pentium 32bit intel CPUs.
Reini Urban

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