[webkit-help] Building WebKit issue (Visual C++ 2005 Express)

Adam Roben aroben at apple.com
Mon Oct 19 10:57:15 PDT 2009

On Oct 19, 2009, at 1:01 PM, Jawahar Muthukrishnan wrote:

> Problem 1:
> When building JavaScriptCoreGenerated I get the following error:
> Can't open perl script "/cygdrive/d/CYGWIN~1/home/JMUTHU~1/WebKit/ 
> JAVASC~1/docs/make-bytecode-docs.pl": No such file or directory
> I looked at the “DerivedSources.make” file to check the problem. The  
> line “perl $^ $@” is the culprit. I checked the version of perl  
> being used “perl, v5.10.0”. So, I then modified make file to use  
> “perl6.0.exe” and this caused to the file “make-bytecode-docs.pl” to  
> be read, but was getting other errors. So, I dropped the idea.
> Question 1: What’s causing Perl to not be able to read the file  
> “make-bytecode-docs.pl”

Are you using Cygwin's perl? Or some other version of perl? You need  
to use Cygwin's perl.

> Problem 2:
> When building “JavaScriptCore” project, I get the following error:
> 2>D:\WebKitOutput\obj\JavaScriptCore\DerivedSources\chartables.c 
> (13) : error C2466: cannot allocate an array of constant size 0
> 2>..\..\pcre\pcre_tables.cpp(73) : fatal error C1075: end of file  
> found before the left brace '{' at 'D:\WebKitOutput\obj 
> \JavaScriptCore\DerivedSources\chartables.c(13)' was matched

I'd imagine that this is caused by the same problem as your first issue.


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