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Re: [perl #25279] Trying to install - got this error

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From:
H.Merijn Brand
Date:
January 30, 2004 13:06
Subject:
Re: [perl #25279] Trying to install - got this error
Message ID:
20040130205217.6FD2.H.M.BRAND@hccnet.nl
On Fri 30 Jan 2004 18:18, Andrew Dougherty <doughera@lafayette.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, 30 Jan 2004, H.Merijn Brand wrote:
> 
> > On Fri 30 Jan 2004 14:44, Andrew Dougherty <doughera@lafayette.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > > > On Mon, Jan 26, 2004 at 08:09:48PM -0000, "Balcarras, Ron" <perlbug-followup@perl.org> wrote:
> > > > > I am on a WIN2000 box - it has MKStool Kit on it.
> 
> > > Configure is definitely not built to understand directory or file
> > > names with spaces in them.  It also assumes a mostly unix-like
> > > environment.  I'd be very surprised if this actually worked.
> >
> > Worth looking at? Do you think it's possible?
> > I could give it a go.
> 
> Dealing with spaces in filenames or directories is probably possible, but
> almost certainly would takes lots of effort untangling multiple
> levels of quoting inside evals.  I suspect it'd be a lot of work.
> 
> As for testing Configure with the MKStool Kit, I suppose it would be nice
> in principle if it worked, but I don't see what advantage
> it would offer over the existing pre-made win32 config.?? files.  I also
> don't know enough about the tool kit to know whether it's even remotely
> possible.

Hmm, anyone been working with the now free M$ transition kit recently posted
on p5p? It's more likely to be a real environment than MKStoolkit.

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