Alien::Build::Plugin::Build::MSYS(3) User Contributed Perl Documentation Alien::Build::Plugin::Build::MSYS(3)

Alien::Build::Plugin::Build::MSYS - MSYS plugin for Alien::Build

version 2.83

use alienfile;
plugin 'Build::MSYS';

This plugin sets up the MSYS environment for your build on Windows. It does not do anything on non-windows platforms. MSYS provides the essential tools for building software that is normally expected in a UNIX or POSIX environment. This like "sh", "awk" and "make". To provide MSYS, this plugin uses Alien::MSYS.

The version of Alien::MSYS required if it is deemed necessary. If Alien::MSYS isn't needed (if running under Unix, or MSYS2, for example) this will do nothing.


On windows the default "%{make}" helper is replace with the make that comes with Alien::MSYS. This is almost certainly what you want, as most unix style make projects will not build with "nmake" or "dmake" typically used by Perl on Windows.

Alien::Build::Plugin::Build::Autoconf, Alien::Build::Plugin, Alien::Build, Alien::Base, Alien

Author: Graham Ollis <>


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This software is copyright (c) 2011-2022 by Graham Ollis.

This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.

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