[Xapian-devel] Trying to get Search::Xapian perl module to compile on win32

Charlie Hull charlie at juggler.net
Wed Oct 24 16:32:14 BST 2012

On 24/10/2012 16:20, Desmond Daignault wrote:
> Greetings.  First, I'd like to thank you for producing a nice search
> tool. Secondly, I'm not sure this is the right list to send this to.
> Please correct me if this is not the best place to ask.
> I'm having trouble getting Search::Xapian to compile on win32 using
> visual studio 2008.  I have made quite a lot of progress but I am
> currently stuck.
> The xapian-core library was built with no issues using the win32
> makefiles that are provided here:
> http://www.flax.co.uk/xapian_binaries
> One of the issues that building on win32 (without mingw or any other
> unix like interface) is that the xapian-config program is not built
> when building xapian-core on win32.
> I modified the Makefile.PL script to account for this as best I
> could.  After generating the Makefile, I had to modify it some to
> force the compiler to recognize that all the xs modules are written
> in C++.


I maintain the Windows build files (although to be honest I haven't made 
any updates recently due to pressure of work). Can I ask why you aren't 
using the prepackaged Perl bindings rather than building from scratch?



> This is what I am getting:
> cl.exe -c  -IC:\sandbox\xapian-core-1.2.8
> -IC:\sandbox\xapian-core-1.2.8\common
> -IC:\sandbox\xapian-core-1.2.8\win32
> -IC:\CVSROOT\emsng_build\sandbox\xapian-core-1.2.8\include
> -IC:\CVSROOT\emsng_build\win32\install\include  -nologo -O1 -MD -D
> NDEBUG -Zi -W3 -EHsc -MD -Zi -DNDEBUG -O1    -DVERSION=\"\"
> "-IC:\CVSROOT\emsng_build\win32\install\perl\lib\CORE"  -DWIN32
> Xapian.cc
> C:\CVSROOT\emsng_build\sandbox\xapian-core-1.2.8\include\xapian/weight.h(240)
> : warning C4800: 'int' : forcing value to bool 'true' or 'false'
> (performance warning)
> C:\CVSROOT\emsng_build\sandbox\xapian-core-1.2.8\include\xapian/weight.h(249)
> : warning C4800: 'int' : forcing value to bool 'true' or 'false'
> (performance warning) Xapian.xs(110) : warning C4800: 'int' : forcing
> value to bool 'true' or 'false' (performance warning) Xapian.xs(151)
> : warning C4800: 'int' : forcing value to bool 'true' or 'false'
> (performance warning) ./XS/WritableDatabase.xs(30) : error C2039:
> 'win32_open' : is not a member of 'Xapian::InMemory'
> ./XS/WritableDatabase.xs(30) : error C2660: 'win32_open' : function
> does not take 0 arguments ./XS/WritableDatabase.xs(50) : warning
> C4003: not enough actual parameters for macro 'close'
> ./XS/WritableDatabase.xs(50) : error C2039: 'win32_close' : is not a
> member of 'Xapian::WritableDatabase'
> C:\CVSROOT\emsng_build\sandbox\xapian-core-1.2.8\include\xapian/database.h(474)
> : see declaration of 'Xapian::WritableDatabase' NMAKE : fatal error
> U1077: 'C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe' : return code '0x2' Stop.
> Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
> -- Sincerely, Desmond Daignault Senior Software Engineer
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