perlnetware - Perl for NetWare


   This file gives instructions for building Perl 5.7 and above, and also
   Perl modules for NetWare. Before you start, you may want to read the
   README file found in the top level directory into which the Perl source
   code distribution was extracted. Make sure you read and understand the
   terms under which the software is being distributed.


   This section describes the steps to be performed to build a Perl NLM
   and other associated NLMs.

   Tools & SDK
   The build requires CodeWarrior compiler and linker.  In addition, the
   "NetWare SDK", "NLM & NetWare Libraries for C" and "NetWare Server
   Protocol Libraries for C", all available at
   are required. Microsoft Visual C++ version 4.2 or later is also

   The build process is dependent on the location of the NetWare SDK.
   Once the Tools & SDK are installed, the build environment has to be
   setup.  The following batch files setup the environment.

       The Execution of this file takes 2 parameters as input. The first
       being the NetWare SDK path, second being the path for CodeWarrior
       Compiler & tools. Execution of this file sets these paths and also
       sets the build type to Release by default.

       This is used to set the build type to debug or release. Change the
       build type only after executing SetNWBld.bat


       1.  Typing "buildtype d on" at the command prompt causes the
           buildtype to be set to Debug type with D2 flag set.

       2.  Typing "buildtype d off" or "buildtype d" at the command prompt
           causes the buildtype to be set to Debug type with D1 flag set.

       3.  Typing "buildtype r" at the command prompt sets it to Release
           Build type.

   The make process runs only under WinNT shell.  The NetWare makefile is
   located under the NetWare folder.  This makes use of miniperl.exe to
   run some of the Perl scripts. To create miniperl.exe, first set the
   required paths for Visual c++ compiler (specify vcvars32 location) at
   the command prompt.  Then run nmake from win32 folder through WinNT
   command prompt.  The build process can be stopped after miniperl.exe is
   created. Then run nmake from NetWare folder through WinNT command

   Currently the following two build types are tested on NetWare:


   *   USE_MULTI & USE_IMP_SYS defined and USE_ITHREADS not defined

   Once miniperl.exe creation is over, run nmake from the NetWare folder.
   This will build the Perl interpreter for NetWare as perl.nlm.  This is
   copied under the Release folder if you are doing a release build, else
   will be copied under Debug folder for debug builds.

   The make process also creates the Perl extensions as <Extension.nlm>


   To install NetWare Perl onto a NetWare server, first map the Sys volume
   of a NetWare server to i:. This is because the makefile by default sets
   the drive letter to i:.  Type nmake nwinstall from NetWare folder on a
   WinNT command prompt.  This will copy the binaries and module files
   onto the NetWare server under sys:\Perl folder. The Perl interpreter,
   perl.nlm, is copied under sys:\perl\system folder.  Copy this to
   sys:\system folder.

   Example: At the command prompt Type "nmake nwinstall".
             This will install NetWare Perl on the NetWare Server.
             Similarly, if you type "nmake install",
             this will cause the binaries to be installed on the local
             (Typically under the c:\perl folder)


   To build extensions other than standard extensions, NetWare Perl has to
   be installed on Windows along with Windows Perl. The Perl for Windows
   can be either downloaded from the CPAN site and built using the
   sources, or the binaries can be directly downloaded from the
   ActiveState site.  Installation can be done by invoking nmake install
   from the NetWare folder on a WinNT command prompt after building
   NetWare Perl by following steps given above.  This will copy all the
   *.pm files and other required files.  Documentation files are not
   copied.  Thus one must first install Windows Perl, Then install NetWare

   Once this is done, do the following to build any extension:

   *   Change to the extension directory where its source files are

   *   Run the following command at the command prompt:

           perl -II<path to NetWare lib dir> -II<path to lib>


           perl -Ic:/perl/5.6.1/lib/NetWare-x86-multi-thread           \


           perl -Ic:/perl/5.8.0/lib/NetWare-x86-multi-thread           \

   *   nmake

   *   nmake install

       Install will copy the files into the Windows machine where NetWare
       Perl is installed and these files may have to be copied to the
       NetWare server manually. Alternatively, pass
       INSTALLSITELIB=i:\perl\lib as an input to above. Here
       i: is the mapped drive to the sys: volume of the server where Perl
       on NetWare is installed. Now typing nmake install, will copy the
       files onto the NetWare server.

       Example: You can execute the following on the command prompt.

         perl -Ic:/perl/5.6.1/lib/NetWare-x86-multi-thread             \


         perl -Ic:/perl/5.8.0/lib/NetWare-x86-multi-thread             \

   *   Note: Some modules downloaded from CPAN may require NetWare related
       API in order to build on NetWare.  Other modules may however build
       smoothly with or without minor changes depending on the type of


   The makefile for Win32 is used as a reference to create the makefile
   for NetWare.  Also, the make process for NetWare port uses miniperl.exe
   to run scripts during the make and installation process.


   Anantha Kesari H Y ( Aditya C (


   *   Created - 18 Jan 2001

   *   Modified - 25 June 2001

   *   Modified - 13 July 2001

   *   Modified - 28 May 2002

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