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1This is a CPAN distribution of the venerable MakeMaker module. It has been
2backported to work with Perl 5.005_03 and up.
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4If you do not have a make program, several can be found...
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6Most Unixen: The make utility which comes with your operating system
7should work fine. If you don't have one, GNU make is recommended,
8most others (Sun, BSD, etc...) will work fine as well.
a7d1454b 9http://www.gnu.org/software/make/make.html GNU make
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11Windows: nmake or dmake will work. GNU make will *not*.
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12ftp://ftp.microsoft.com/Softlib/MSLFILES/nmake15.exe nmake
13http://search.cpan.org/author/GSAR/dmake-4.1pl1-win32/ dmake
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15VMS: MMS or the free MadGoat MaKe utility (MMK) will work.
a7d1454b 16http://www.madgoat.com/mmk.html MMK
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18If all else fails there is a pure Perl version of make available on
19CPAN which should work on most Unixen.
a7d1454b 20http://search.cpan.org/author/NI-S/Make-1.00/ pmake
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23PLEASE NOTE: This distribution does not include the xsubpp or typemap
24programs. They are extremely specific to your version or Perl, so
25MakeMaker will simply use the one which came with your copy of Perl.
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26Do not delete your old ExtUtils/ directory. An upgraded version of xsubpp
27can be found in the ExtUtils::ParseXS module.
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29Known Good Systems:
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31Every stable MakeMaker release is tested at least on:
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33MacOS X
34Linux/x86
35ActivePerl on Windows 98
36Cygwin on Windows 98
37OpenVMS
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39Covering the major portability flavors MakeMaker has to cover.
40(I'm always on the lookout for DJGPP, Solaris, *BSD and OS/2 users)
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43Known Problems:
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45(See http://rt.cpan.org for a full list of open problems.)
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47ActivePerl likely broken if installed in C:\Program Files or other
48prefix with a space in the name.
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50Using the MMS utility on VMS causes lots of extra newlines. Unknown
51why this is so, might be a bug in MMS. Problem not seen with MMK.
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54See TODO for details.
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56Please report any bugs via http://rt.cpan.org or to makemaker@perl.org.