Hi. I'm not sure if this is the correct place for getting help with
Strawberry Perl but it seems to be mentioned on the Strawberry Perl web
site so I'm guessing it might be.
Earlier this year I installed Strawberry Perl on a Windows 7 machine
which I use for C++ programming (with MSVC). Things have worked pretty
well up to now. However, my development environment is moving to
Windows 8 so I've re-installed everything onto a new, Windows 8
computer. I've been very careful to set everything up the same - same
version of Strawberry Perl, same version of MSVC, same versions of
Python / M4 / Git and all my other development tools.
One of the libraries I need to build is called "glibmm". I'm building
the exact same MSVC project that I previously used with Windows 7
(literally the same project because it's on a shared drive). When I try
to build the project I see this error message:-
Can't locate XML/Parser.pm in @INC
I'm assuming that "@INC" refers to an environment variable and the paths
listed must be paths that get searched to find a file called
"'XML/Parser.pm'. As you can see, they're mostly Linux style paths so
they wouldn't be relevant on my Windows 8 machine. To check this, I
went back to my Win7 machine and temporarily renamed any file called
"Parser.pm" (i.e. so that it wouldn't get found). As you can imagine,
that gave me exactly the same build error - except that this time, the
paths listed were Windows style paths and they included the path that
I then searched my Windows 8 system for any file that contains the
strings "site_perl", "INC" and "5.8.8". The only one I could find was:-
So my best guess is that this is some kind of Perl configuration error.
When I installed Strawberry Perl on my new Windows 8 box, should I have
run some kind of config utility so that it would learn the relevant
paths for my new machine?