[Ifeffit] Demeter/Strawberry Perl in Windows 8

Bruce Ravel bravel at bnl.gov
Tue Oct 15 12:57:43 CDT 2013

On 10/15/2013 01:40 PM, Godfrey, Ian wrote:
> Thanks for the swift reply. Sorry for any confusion - the installation of other versions of Strawberry Perl was carried out as a diagnostic step after Demeter failed. After a bit more digging it's turned out that the problem is a variant of the one described here:
> http://cars.uchicago.edu/ifeffit/Demeter/MingwFix
> The software it was conflicting with was GnuPG (http://www.gnupg.org/) which presumably uses MinGW. Following the instructions given in the link above to move GnuPG below Strawberry Perl has resolved the issue.
> I hope this is helpful to anyone else that else that experiences this error.

Aha!  The MinGW thing was going to be my second guess.

Do you need GnuPG?  It is pretty darn useful, particularly these days 
when No Such Agency is reading everyone's email.

I "solved" the problem described on that wiki page by reordering the 
PATH at the top of the script that launches A&A on Windows.  However, 
that trick only works for places that I know about where MinGW could be 
hiding.  The point is that one could add new locations to the trick used 
at the top of the BAT scripts that launch A&A.  That is, it would be 
possible to let you use Demeter and GnuPG on the same computer.

Of course, I won't be able to implement and test the solution myself 
until I get to go back to work.  But if you would like this to happen, 
let me know.


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