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Nick Ing-Simmons
November 14, 2003 04:52
Re: perl 5.8.2 on win32 and multiple compilations
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P.Marek <> writes:
>I've done several tries on compiling perl 5.8.2 on win xp (btw: use dmake and 
>ming - much easier than using vs).
>If you do compile multiple times from the same source (even with "make clean" 
>in between) it hangs on every copy of the module's .pm-files: "overwrite 

Make clean doesn't clean as much as it should. I wrote win32/distclean.bat
to delete anything not in the MANIFEST file.

>"always" gets you nowhere, as these are single file copy commands - so you'd 
>have to acknowledge every one.
>I'd suggest that you either
> - set COPYCMD=/Y in the Makefile(s),
> - or at least tell to set that in the README.win32.

Thanks. Most folk here are Win32 ignorant - so I for one did not know
that you could do that 'set'.

Makefiles work(ed) without prompting on WinNT's cmd.exe - but of course 
Win2k/WinXP seem to have changed things. 


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