I just built perl 5.7 using dmake from the CPAN (Sarathy's port). I hadn't
successfully used dmake before now. I found myself needing to understand
how to get better messages out of dmake (other than with the -v flag, see
below) and I went looking for the home site of its publisher (WTI Corp.).
That site seems to be missing from the 'Net. It's down for 24 hour now at
least. Anybody know anything about that?
If someone could point be towards some good documentation / FAQ /
Tutorial on dmake, I'd appreciate it.
On a related note, although I got perl built from the standard CPAN source
-- developer release (as opposed to ActiveState source), I am now trying to
get Compress::Zlib built into my perl so that I can run CPAN (CPAN.pm). I
am having a hard time. It seems to get all the way through a compilation
of the object files but then fails to produce the library (.a) file, with this
message, repeated about 50 lines in succession:
dmake.exe: Error code 255, while making './zlib-1.1.3/libz.a'
That's all that i know :-(.
I am following the default instructions for compiling the module, which
seem to be that I am going to be creating a static lib and linking that in. If
anyone has done this particular thing using dynamic linking of a DLL
(NOT building a Zlib DLL only, I have long ago done that, but successfully
building this *module* and getting it linked in to Perl), I would *greatly*
appreciate some pointers.
I am probably not getting some of the concepts here :-).