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[perl #24175] ld2 build problem on Cygwin

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James E Keenan via RT
May 26, 2012 19:11
[perl #24175] ld2 build problem on Cygwin
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On Thu Oct 09 11:01:25 2003, wrote:
>   Building on cygwin requires build and installation of a tool called
>    ld2.  Building on a default install of cygwin including perl
>    succeeds, because it uses the ld2 installed with cygwin.
>   However, building for installation in a nonstandard directory (e.g.
>    /usr/local/perl581) fails.  The /usr/bin/install command attempts
>    to install ld2 early in the build process at
>    /usr/local/perl581/bin/ld2 and fails unless /usr/local/perl581/bin
>    exists.  For some reason the install command does not create this
>    directory, although when perl is finally installed several
>    subdirectories like this are created without a problem (lib, man,
>    etc.).  The make fails, the user has to create the directory, and
>    then restart the build.

Could someone who has experience building a recent Perl on Cygwin review
the issues in this older RT?

Thank you very much.
Jim Keenan

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