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Wednesday June 04, 2008
02:05 PM

Vista Service Pack 1 unbreaks Strawberry Perl?

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I've received word that for at least one person, upgrading a Windows Vista install to Service Pack 1 seems to make CPAN XS compilation magically start working for the existing April Strawberry Perl releases.

If anyone out there has copies of Windows Vista and is able to help confirm these reports, it would be greatly appreciated.

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  • That's what it was! And I thought how came I buy a new laptop with Vista, immediately upgrade to SP1, read a lot about msvcrt.dll upgrade and how it breaks access(), swear at Microsoft in preparation to use a recompiled gcc, when I suddenly I discover that I don't have this bug.

    To be honest, I thought it could be some difference between English and Russian SKU, a thought that SP1 fixes something like that didn't even cross my mind. :)
  • on irc this evening (claco).

    I've got Vista SP1 running under Parallels. I'll give SP a whirl. Any particular module to try and compile, or just any old xs module will do?
  • It's been a while since I've booted my laptop into Vista but I'll give a shot.
    • I tried installing a few XS modules last night and it was hit and miss. I'm hopeful that once I go through the tweaks that made it sort of work pre-SP1 that it will be good to go.
  • Not that I care much about this Microsoft stuff -- as far as you know -- but I saw this new video on teh YouTube called Strawberry Perl [] that I figured maybe you haven't seen. So there it is!
  • I have Vista SP1 on Parallels. It's an as yet unmolested install. In fact, SP is the first thing to be installed right after Firefox. :-)

    Data::UUID, which builds fine on XP, failed in Vista with a bung of unicode/character errors.

    However, DBI built and tested in the first shot. So depending on what the Vista issue really is, it appears to work on SP1.

    Then I want back to Data::UUID. Sometimes it builds. Sometimes it doesn't. Damn inconsistant.

    gcc -c