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From: Michael Peppler <mpeppler at peppler dot org>
Subject: Re: DBD::Sybase for ActiveState perl
Date: Oct 1 2004 5:49PM

On Fri, 2004-10-01 at 18:53, Jeff Zucker wrote:
> Michael Peppler wrote:
> > On Thu, 2004-09-30 at 12:41, Michael Peppler wrote:
> > 
> >>Thanks to Jeff Urlwin there are now PPDs for DBD::Sybase
> >>
> >>I used the instructions posted in
> >>http://www.perlmonks.org/index.pl?node_id=387070 (thanks Jeff!) to get
> >>the various tools under Windows (VC++, etc).
> 
> Let's not blame the wrong Jeff for this, it was my post on perlmonks.
> :-)

Right - I guess I should have been more precise...

> > I have been told that these binaries probably depend on MSVCR71.dll
> > which is probably not installed by default. 
> 
> AFAIK, that's only available with a purchased copy of MSVC.  But it 
> isn't totally clear to me that this is a show stopper.  I was able to 
> compile DBI and DBD::SQLite with the free tools mentioned in my 
> perlmonks posting.  Both modules passed all tests and appear to operate 
> correctly in simple scripts.  I'm assuming that was also the case with 
> DBD::Sybase.

Indeed - DBD::Sybase certainly builds and runs with no particular
problems.

> > I'm really a beginner with
> > Win32
> 
> Me too, so apply a big YMMV to my perlmonks posting and read some of the 
> comments on it for more information.  The only post I saw that 
> specifically reported problems was in relation to Win32::* modules.  It 
> doesn't seem too unlikely to me that Windows specific modules would 
> require a specific .dll.  Whether that applies to modules which don't 
> make use of any Windows specific code is another question and one I'm 
> not qualified to answer.

One would think that modules would simply fail to load if the required
dlls were missing...

Michael
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