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Subject: Re: SynApps build error : win32-x86
From: Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>
To: tech-talk@aps.anl.gov
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 14:54:00 -0500
Hi Jeffrey,

On 2012-06-26 Jeffrey Gebhardt wrote:
> As best as I can tell, it looks like the strawberry installation
> installs mingw into the same \strawberry directory.  It uses the mingw
> tools (gcc, make, etc...) when installing new perl modules.  If
> strawberry is in the path first, the cmd shell finds the mingw make
> before the gnuwin32 make.  By moving starwberry behind gnuwin32 make,
> when the cmd shell searches %PATH% for the make command,  it finds and
> uses the one in gnuwin32 first.

Strawberry Perl aims to provide a fully-features Perl environment for Windows 
users, including the ability to compile XS modules, which are written in C. 
The standard Perl module system uses makefiles for build and test purposes, 
thus Strawberry Perl needs to provide both make and gcc (it apparently comes 
with a whole host of other software too, including mysql and even the GNU 
Fortran compiler).

It would be nice if the only software needed to build EPICS on Windows were an 
installation of Strawberry Perl, but from Josh's experience it sounds like the 
versions they provide are not sufficient.  That is a little strange given that 
the version numbers they discuss in their release notes are new enough, but I 
can quite believe that the tools are not configured as we expect them to be.

- Andrew
-- 
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte

References:
Re: SynApps build error : win32-x86 stein
Re: SynApps build error : win32-x86 Jeffrey Gebhardt

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