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From Randy Kobes <ra...@theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca>
Subject Re: mp2 : Win32::GetShortPathName usage
Date Wed, 02 Jun 2004 14:45:12 GMT
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?

-- 
best regards,
randy kobes

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