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From "Foo Ji-Haw" <jh...@nexlabs.com>
Subject Re: Installing modperl with non-ActivePerl perl (eg. PXPerl)
Date Mon, 05 Dec 2005 03:44:39 GMT
Thanks for the tip Randy.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Randy Kobes" <randy@theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca>
To: "Foo Ji-Haw" <jhfoo@nexlabs.com>
Cc: <modperl@perl.apache.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 11:29 PM
Subject: Re: Installing modperl with non-ActivePerl perl (eg. PXPerl)


> On Sun, 4 Dec 2005, Foo Ji-Haw wrote:
>
> > Hello all,
> >
> > I recently stumbled upon this Perl distribution called PXPerl (for
Windows). It sounds amazing, offering to compile modules directly from CPAN
(and works with 3 major free compilers).
> >
> > But I gotta ask this: I've been using ActivePerl + modperl for the
longest time. Can modperl work with PXPerl or any other distribution for the
matter? If so, how is it done? I hope it's not through (gulp) source code
compilation!
>
> As a general rule of thumb, it's a good idea to compile
> extensions with the same compiler as was used to build Perl
> (and, for mod_perl, the same compiler as was used to build
> Apache). The mod_perl ppm packages available from
> http://theoryx5.uwinnipeg.ca/ppms/ are compiled with
> VC++ 6, as that's what's used to build ActivePerl; if
> you use another compiler (even the freely available VC++ 7),
> you should compile mod_perl from the sources yourself.
>
> If you go this route and run into problems with the
> compilation, certainly post the details to this list.
>
> -- 
> best regards,
> randy kobes


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