perl & Win32 lib support

Reini Urban
Tue Feb 8 14:48:00 GMT 2005

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes schrieb:
> On Mon, Feb 07, 2005 at 06:42:21PM -0800, linda w wrote:
>>I thought there had been a fix in the works for this problem -- I
>>wanted to write a program using cygwin perl to access/modify the Registry.
>>When I load the Win32 package from cpan and try building it, I get
>>a familiar error message "IsWinNT" is undefined, so building and
>>installing cpan registry access routines isn't possible. 
>>Is there something else that would break if "IsWinNT" is set to
>>"true" if the underlying OS is NT based (or IsWin95 for Win9x/Me)?
>>I might be able to use ActiveState's Perl, but it doesn't play
>>so well with CPAN and doesn't seem to handle Cygwin paths very well
>>Was there a work-around for this?

> Upgrade to perl5.8.6, which addresses the IsWinNT-missing problem.
> Also, I believe Reini will be releasing a new version of perl-libwin32
> real soon now.

The interim version is at
(use as setup "User URL:")

But I want to wait a bit for Rafael's answer about maintainership 
change, and for confirmation on the new libwin32 list about my proposed 
new Win32::Process functions and version bump.

perl-win32-gui and perl-win32-api will be the next.
New clamav and postgresql versions are also pending. Still some problems 
there (upstream and here).

Reini Urban

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