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

Ari Jolma ari.jolma at gmail.com
Tue Mar 5 10:13:54 PST 2013

On 03/05/2013 07:40 PM, Helmut Seidel M.A. wrote:
> Hello again,
> I proceeded a little further now. I can run make generate and 
> Makefile.PL now and dmake starts compiling until the error-message:
> osr_wrap.cpp:1581:24: fatal error: cpl_string.h: No such file or directory
> compilation terminated.
> dmake.exe:  Error code 129, while making 'osr_wrap.o'
> The file is there - but how do I include the path - I altered the 
> path-variable and user the perl -I ... switch to the same result ...

Where cpl_string.h is in your system - did you install GDAL or are you 
building within the GDAL source tree?

Makefile.PL should add the include path to the Makefile_Geo__OSR, which 
is used for compiling osr_wrap.cpp. You may need to edit Makefile.PL a 
bit. See how it tests where GDAL and gdal-config is. It adds to the $INC 
variable include paths depending on where is finds gdal-config.


> Can anybody help?
> Thanks Helmut
> Am 01.03.2013 09:30, schrieb Helmut Seidel M.A.:
>> 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.
>> Helmut
>> 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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