Getting Perl/Tk running under cygwin seems to be a constant pain. Until the recent perl release which went to a site/5.8 directory for modules, this was something that I went through every time I upgraded perl. I think I found the secret though. Apparently they dropped cygwin support in Tk804. You need to get Tk800.025 from cpan. Make test still reports a few errors, but the installation works for me.
PerlMagick is another one I always struggle to install under cygwin. I have gotten it to work under cygwin 1.15.18-1. First, don’t use the ImageMagick package distributed with cygwin. Get version 5.5.7 binary, cygwin distribution originally from www.imagemagick.org but since they have moved to version 6.
Install ImageMagick into
/usr/local with the following commands:
$ cd /tmp $ tar -xvzf ImageMagick-i686-pc-cygwin.tar.gz $ cd ImageMagick-5.5.7 $ tar -cvzf install.tgz * $ cd /usr/local $ tar -xvzf /tmp/ImageMagick-5.5.7/install.tgz $ rm -rf /tmp/ImageMagick-5.5.7
As is typical with installing anything in cygwin, CRM114 took some tweaking to get it to install properly. The CRM114 Discriminator is a “Controllable Regex Mutilator” according to their website. In engilish it is an complex and interesting tool to “examine incoming e-mail, system log streams, data files or other data streams, and to sort, filter, or alter the incoming files or data streams according to the user’s wildest desires.” Mostly it is used to sort spam.
Anyway, here is what I needed to do to install crm114 under cygwin. I used
the 20040231-BlameYokohama version of CRM114. First, get the
procmail from cygwin. Then get the
from www.Mew.org (I used version 3.3.) Install
cd bin && ./configure && make && make install. This will
mewencode. From the CRM114 package cd into
directory and install with
./configure && make && make install. Now, back in
the main CRM114 dir, edit the Makefile to add the following lines somewhere
after the initial definitions.
CFLAGS += -I/usr/local/include LDFLAGS += -L/usr/local/lib LIBS += -lintl -liconv