Installing NMake 1.5

This section provides a tutorial example on how to install the 'make' utility on Windows, NMake 1.5, to help installing the RPC::XML Perl module.

Based on the documation, the installation process of RPC::XML module requires the "make" utility. Since I am using a Windows system now, so I need to download a "make" utility for Windows. John Bokma has written a nice instruction on how to download and install Microsoft NMake at: http://johnbokma.com/perl/make-for-windows.html. I used the following steps to install NMake 1.5 on my local machine.

1. Download nmake15.exe at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q132084

2. Double click on nmake15.exe. It will generate 3 files: nmake.exe, nmake.err and readme.txt.

3. Copy nmake.exe and nmake.err to \perl\bin, which is where ActivePerl executable files are located.

4. Now try the nmake command in a command window. If you see the following message, NMake 1.5 is installed correctly:

>nmake

Microsoft (R) Program Maintenance Utility   Version 1.50
Copyright (c) Microsoft Corp 1988-94. All rights reserved.

NMAKE : fatal error U1064: MAKEFILE not found and no target specified
Stop.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Perl on Linux Systems

 ActivePerl on Windows Systems

 Data Types: Values and Variables

 Expressions, Operations and Simple Statements

 User Defined Subroutines

 Perl Built-in Debugger

 Name Spaces and Perl Module Files

 Symbolic (or Soft) References

 Hard References - Addresses of Memory Objects

 Objects (or References) and Classes (or Packages)

 Typeglob and Importing Identifiers from Other Packages

 String Built-in Functions and Performance

 File Handles and Data Input/Output

 Open Files in Binary Mode

 Open Directories and Read File Names

 File System Functions and Operations

 Converting Perl Script to Executable Binary

 Using DBM Database Files

 Using MySQL Database Server

 Socket Communication Over the Internet

 XML::Simple Module - XML Parser and Generator

 XML Communication Model

 SOAP::Lite - SOAP Server-Client Communication Module

 Perl Programs as IIS Server CGI Scripts

 CGI (Common Gateway Interface)

 XML-RPC - Remote Procedure Call with XML and HTTP

RPC::XML - Perl Implementation of XML-RPC

 What Is RPC::XML?

 RPC::XML::Server - XML-RPC Server Interface Class

 RPC::XML Client and Data Classes

Installing NMake 1.5

 Installing RPC::XML Module

 RpcXmlServer.pl - RPC::XML Server Sample Program

 RpcXmlClient.pl - RPC::XML Client Sample Program

 Sending Arrays with Remote Method Calls

 Integrating Perl with Apache Web Server

 CGI.pm Module for Building Web Pages

 LWP::UserAgent and Web Site Testing

 References

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