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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at mbay dot net>
Subject: Re: Trying to build 2.09 on WinNT, built ok but failed tests
Date: Jan 8 1998 10:56PM

Randy Moore wrote:
> Sorry to bother you directly, but it appears the SybPerl email list is not
> currently running.  At least, I got no response when I tried to signup and
> also to response to the following email, which I had sent to the list.
> Have I done something wrong, or is the list down?

I don't know - I've emailed the list maintainer about it.

> Thanks.
> -------------- original message ----------------------
> Hi Folks,
> I'm new to the list and to SybPerl, and am trying to build vers 2.09 on
> WinNT 4.0 (SP3) on an Intel machine.
> I'm using MS VC++ 5.0.
> I successfully installed Perl from 'perl5.00402-bindist04-bc.tar' and it
> works fine.
> I have Open Client installed.
> I edited CONFIG.
> I ran 'perl Makefile.PL' and that seemed to work (a lot of warnings about
> libraries though).
> I ran 'nmake' and it seemed to complete without errors.
> So far, so good.
> I edited PWD and put in my sa password and server name. And I verified that
> these work from this machine using SQL Advantage.
> Then, I tried 'nmake test'.   And here, it failed.
> The begining of the output looks like this:
>         C:\perl\bin\perl -Mblib -Ic:\perl\lib -Ic:\perl\lib -e "use
> Test::Harnes
> s qw(&runtests $verbose); $verbose=0; runtests @ARGV;" t\bcp.t
> Using C:/sybperl-2.09/BCP/../blib
> t\bcp...............Use of uninitialized value at
> C:/sybperl-2.09/BCP/../blib/li
> b/Sybase/ line 511,  chunk 1.
> Sybase error: Attempt to bulk-copy a NULL value into Server column 1, which
> does
>  not accept NULL values.

Try to look for a file called bcp.err in the BCP directory - it should
have a row with the data that failed to go in. I've seen other
errors with BCP and NT, but not this one, so I'm curious...

You can check the rest of the system by running the other tests

cd c:\sybperl-2.09\DBlib
c:\perl\bin\perl -Mblib -Ic:\perl\lib t\dblib.t

etc (look in the t\ directory of the DBlib and CTlib directories to
see which tests exist).

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