[gdal-dev] Newby: Compile gdal with perl on Windows / deployment

Helmut Seidel M.A. info at knowhow-la.de
Fri Mar 1 00:30:34 PST 2013

Hello again,

Thank you for your answers, which guided me through my first steps. 
Yesterday I was quite happy to succeed compiling mapserver with perl 
which is a first step. In compiling gdal I was not that lucky but got a 
few millimeters forward.

I tried compiling with MinGW and mysys - and the --with-perl option. 
gdal itself compiles ok but the perl-portion breaks up with a file not 
found error (perl.h). I guess MinGW gets confused with the perl 
installations (it tries to use the one that comes with mysys not the one 
I installed in C:\Perl. Is there a way how to tell configure/make which 
Perl to use?

I then tried the visualc option - which succeeded aswell, but without 
perl. So here are two more questions (sorry for that):

 1. Is it possibible to tell Visualc to compile with perl (as in the
    --with-perl - option in MinGW)?
 2. Is it possible to first build gdal without perl and then install
    perl later?

Thanks again.


Am 27.02.2013 14:57, schrieb Helmut Seidel M.A.:
> Hello everybody,
> in my comming up perl-project I need to use the Geo::Gdal - module. As 
> I understand I need to compile gdal from sources first and then build 
> the perl bindings. So far so good, but as I'm not a C/C++ developer I 
> ran into a host of problems. The first thing I tried, was to install 
> MinGW and compile gdal with the "--with-perl" option, which ran for 
> about two hours but broke of with a message complaining that perl 5.8 
> was not found on my system (I have ActivePerl 5.16 installed) - as far 
> as I could decipher the message - I tried gdal 1.90 and gdal 1.92.
> I then tried to compile it using VC 10 which seemed to work but I 
> didn't find a possibility where to put the "--with-perl" option - 
> anyway I tried to compile perl using perl Makefile.PL which imediately 
> complained about being not able to find gdal-conf (which I couldn't 
> find either). I guess there would be lots of complaints after that, 
> but I only got that far.
> I'm sure my errors have something to do with setting up paths and 
> compilation options, but I dont't know which and where to set them.
> So here's my question: has anybody a blow by blow account for C/C++ 
> dummies how to set up Geo::Gdal? That would be great!
> Another question is how to deploy the finished application to other 
> computers.
> I hope you could understand all of my English and my questions are not 
> too stupid - but I spend two working days on it so far so I'm a little 
> desperate now.
> Thanks and regards
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