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PERLNETWARE(1)         Perl Programmers Reference Guide         PERLNETWARE(1)



NAME
       perlnetware - Perl for NetWare

DESCRIPTION
       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 dis-
       tributed.

BUILD
       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 <http://developer.novell.com/ndk/>;, are
       also required.  Microsoft Visual C++ version 4.2 or later is also required.

       Setup

       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.

       SetNWBld.bat
           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.

       Buildtype.bat
           This is used to set the build type to debug or release. Change the build type only after executing Set-
           NWBld.bat

       *   Example:
             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.
             2. Typing "buildtype r" at the command prompt sets it to Release Build type.

       Make

       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++ compilier (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 prompt.

       Currently the following two build types are tested on NetWare:

       ?   USE_MULTI, USE_ITHREADS & USE_IMP_SYS defined

       ?   USE_MULTI & USE_IMP_SYS defined and USE_ITHREADS not defined

       Interpreter

       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.

       Extensions

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

INSTALL
       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.
                 Similiarly if you type "nmake install",
                 This will cause the binaries to be installed on the local machine.
                 (Typically under the c:\perl folder)

BUILD NEW EXTENSIONS
       To build extensions other than standard extensions, NetWare Perl has to be installed on Windows along with Win-
       dows 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 Perl.

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

       ?   Change to the extension directory where its source files are present.

       ?   Run the following command at the command prompt:

               perl -II<path to NetWare lib dir> -II<path to lib> Makefile.pl

           Example:

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

           or

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

       ?   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 makefile.pl above. Here i: is the mapped drive to the sys: volume of the server where Perl on Net-
           Ware 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 -Ic:\perl\5.6.1\lib MakeFile.pl
                     INSTALLSITELIB=i:\perl\lib

           or

                     perl -Ic:/perl/5.8.0/lib/NetWare-x86-multi-thread -Ic:\perl\5.8.0\lib MakeFile.pl
                     INSTALLSITELIB=i:\perl\lib

       ?   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 module.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
       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.

AUTHORS
       Anantha Kesari H Y (hyananthaATnovell.com) Aditya C (cadityaATnovell.com)

DATE
       ?   Created - 18 Jan 2001

       ?   Modified - 25 June 2001

       ?   Modified - 13 July 2001

       ?   Modified - 28 May 2002



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