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Date: 2001-07-14 (14:35)
From: Dmitry Bely <dbely@m...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Making camlidl
kyle.pierce@pcisys.net writes:

> A slight clarification to my earlier post...
> > However, I am having a terrible time getting camlidl built.  I have GNU make 
> > and the cygwin utilities installed, as suggested in the readme file. I cannot 
> > get beyond the various problems I'm having with this.  Would I have to 
> > do the build entirely within the cygwin environment, using bash?  Or what?  I 
> > would be grateful for any suggestions.

Only working GNU "make" is necessary, if you do not plan to build
ocaml COM objects, packed as DLL. In the latter case you will also need
"bash" to run camlidldll script. Both "make" and "bash" are available as a
part of free Cygwin environment (http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin). If you
only need GNU make, you can forget about Cygwin and grab native Win32 GNU
make from

> I am using the native Win32 port of OCaml, not Cygwin.  I plan to work in the 
> native Win32 environment (since I don't have a Linux box), and I am using the 
> wxWindows library with Visual C++ for GUI front-end coding.

Absolutely no problem bulding camlidl in the very similar environment
(WinNT 4.0 instead Win2000). Be sure that "make" is in you path and follow
readme instructions.

> Since camlidl is at least in part a Windows-oriented utility, my expectation 
> was that I would not have to make it from a bash console.  I simply don't have 
> much experience with bash.  Any pointers?

Hope to hear from you soon,

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