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Steve Hay
July 6, 2010 02:21
RE: Building 64-bit perl on Win32
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Steve Hay wrote on 2010-06-29:
> So I've now moved on to trying to build perl (5.12.1) with the 64-bit
> compiler (amd64) on a 64-bit machine, but it still isn't working for
> I opened up the standard VC++ x64 command prompt, set CCTYPE=MSVC90 in
> the win32/Makefile (I'm using Visual Studio 2008 SP1), and typed
> It started by emitting a mountain of warnings about type conversions
> every file that it compiles. Is that normal? Then it produced this
> strange error message immediately after linking perl.exe:
>         ..\miniperl.exe -I..\lib bin\ ..\wperl.exe WINDOWS
> 'x' outside of string in unpack at bin\ line 39. NMAKE :
> error U1077: '..\miniperl.exe' : return code '0xff' Stop.

FWIW, I eventually got the build working by using $(PERLEXE) instead of
$(MINIPERL) in that command-line, as suggested here:

It may be worth applying the suggested patch(es), even though it ducks
the real problem rather than fixing it.

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