RE: perlcc does not work on my cygwin-please help
From: "Rafael Kitover"
Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 21:22:40 -0800
Subject: RE: perlcc does not work on my cygwin-please help
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>Subject: perlcc does not work on my cygwin-please help
>perlcc does not work on my cygwin (win XP). I have tried to re-install
>cygwin, read the assorted documents but can not figure out what is wrong.
>It seems to be a very basic problem as it reports error of not finding some
>file that are installed in my perl package. For example perl.h is not found.
>The file is on my system at
>/lib/perl5/5.8.2/cygwin-thread-multi-64int/CORE/perl.h. A place where cygwin
>selected to install it.
>I use mingw as the gcc compiler. It was recommended to install it not under
The normal Cygwin perlcc works just fine.
perlcc creates a binary that is linked to the Perl DLL. The Perl DLL is linked
to Cygwin. What you are trying to do, that is making a non-cygwin binary that
links to a Cygwin dll, makes no sense. And of course, the mingw gcc will not
understand Cygwin paths.
You might be able to get away with using ExtUtils::FakeConfig with activeperl
and mingw if you don't want to use ActivePerl's perlcc which requires visual
This is all completely offtopic by the way.