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From Random Joe <sapillai2...@yahoo.com>
Subject Re: mp2 : Win32::GetShortPathName usage
Date Wed, 02 Jun 2004 15:24:28 GMT

--- Randy Kobes <randy@theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca> wrote:
> On Wed, 2 Jun 2004, Random Joe wrote:
> 
> > Greetings,
> >
> > I am trying to build mod_perl 1.99_13 on Win 2000
> (VC
> > 6.0).
> >
> > In mod_perl-1.99_13\lib\ModPerl\BuildOptions.pm
> around
> > lines 110 - 111
> >
> > if (Apache::Build::WIN32()) {
> >     # MP_AP_PREFIX may not contain spaces
> >     require Win32;
> >     $val = Win32::GetShortPathName($val);
> > }
> >
> > Why do we need to require Win32.pm ?
> > Win32::GetShortPathName is in Perl Core.
> 
> You're right - that require of Win32 could be
> removed.
> 
> > I also have another doubt.
> >
> > I want to avoid using Win32.pm. I have built perl
> > 5.8.3 native on win32. I notice that mod_perl uses
> > Win32::Process in
> > Apache-Test\lib\Apache\TestServer.pm. If I ignore
> this
> > usage or workaround it - can I safetly avoid using
> > Win32::* (libwin32) w.r.t to mod_perl ?
> 
> Win32::Process is used to run the tests, which is
> probably
> a good idea ... Was there a problem installing
> libwin32?
> Or some other reason you want to avoid it?

Non technical reason :-) Becomes another thing I have
to document, maintain etc

regards
srp

> 
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> best regards,
> randy kobes
> 
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