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Tim Bunce
January 13, 2004 05:53
Space in installation directory name causes problems
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On Mon, Jan 12, 2004 at 05:03:52PM -0700, Brian Campbell wrote:
> Some advice: Make sure your perl installation is not in the "Program Files"
> or any directory that has a "space" in the name.  I think ActiveState Perl
> defaults
> Perl to an installation location of "C:\Perl", but per IT policy at our
> site, our
> site-specific installation process places all apps in "C:\Program Files",
> e.g. "C:\Program Files\Perl".
> The DBD make process makes several references to this path but does not
> support blanks (that
> is, there are several points where the process breaks or fails when it
> encounters such a path).
> Furthermore, the make process calls Perl utility packages which use this
> path and I found that
> the packages don't support blanks either (same symptoms).   I managed to
> find and fix several of
> the "bugs" in the make code and Perl packages, and developed work-arounds in
> other cases.
> This path issue accounted for the majority of build problems I ran into.

Please help "save the world" by sending fixes to the relevant people.

Here for DBI and DBD Makefile.PL changes and
for changes to ExtUtils::MakeMaker. Even if you can't fix the whole
problem any progress helps and also keeps the issue alive.


p.s. You don't mention what version of perl you're using. The situation
may be better with more recent versions.

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