Stories
Slash Boxes
Comments
NOTE: use Perl; is on undef hiatus. You can read content, but you can't post it. More info will be forthcoming forthcomingly.

All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

use Perl Log In

Log In

[ Create a new account ]

osfameron (3135)

osfameron
  (email not shown publicly)
http://greenokapi.net/blog/

Technorati Profile [technorati.com]

Journal of osfameron (3135)

Monday June 10, 2002
06:03 AM

Why my parrot wouldn't fly

[ #5533 ]
I finally decided to contact the Perl6 internals team to find out why I couldn't install Parrot. Brent Dax promptly replied with the news that Configure.pl is expecting a C compiler that's similar to the one that Perl was compiled with. Unfortunately cl and gcc are not sufficiently similar.

Thinking about this, I believe I've seen the phrase 'binary incompatibility' bandied about, and I think this may have something to do with it (did I mention that I don't really understand C compilers?)

So I've just downloaded the ActiveState sources which I'm going to attempt to build. This is all turning out to be much harder than my normal method of installing software onto a Windows PC (double-click on setup.exe, then watch the pretty display flash by...) Wish me luck.

The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
 Full
 Abbreviated
 Hidden
More | Login | Reply
Loading... please wait.