Run F::Q from MSYS on XP?

Andreas Köhler at
Sun Mar 16 06:18:24 EDT 2008

Hi Charles,

Am Samstag, den 15.03.2008, 20:36 -0700 schrieb Charles Day:
> Does anyone know if I can run Finance::Quote from my Windows XP build
> environment? The script that runs on MSYS only installs perl
> 5.6.1, not 5.8.
> I do have ActivePerl 5.8 installed on my machine for use with GnuCash when
> installed via a .exe.  But if I try to install F::Q in the build
> environment, by running gnc-fq-update from an MSYS shell, it only sees perl
> 5.6.1 and the install fails (CPAN has trouble downloading using wget).
> Perhaps I should change the script to download and install
> 5.8rather than
> 5.6.1? Or will this break other things?

Please take a look at packaging/win32/install-fq-mods.bat.  It was
designed to work in $prefix\bin, where prefix is the installation
directory, and the perl in PATH.  So to run it for the perl5.6 I think
it would suffice to either put perl5.6 temporarily into the systems PATH
or comment out the ssleay32.dll check at the top of the file.  I am not
sure whether it was necessary to actually run $ACTIVE_PERL_DIR
\Installer.bat or not.

I think the main reason for installing 5.6 instead of 5.8 was the
download size :-)

-- andi5

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