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Id: 120278
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Queue: Perl-Dist-Strawberry

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: bubnikv [...]

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Subject: make perl.exe use short (8.3) paths if the path contains non-ANSII characters
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:39:42 +0100
To: bug-Perl-Dist-Strawberry [...]
From: "bubnikv ." <bubnikv [...]>
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Hello. This request has the purpose of making perl.exe rellocatable into paths with non-ANSII characters or with spaces or semi-colons. Currently the path of perl.exe is used to resolve includes and dlls, which fails badly on paths with international characters. The solution is to translate the path of perl.exe to 8.3 format using Win32 API GetShortPathName() before executing perl.dll. I think this is a general request, which will be useful for everyone trying to distribute standalone applications written with Strawberry Perl. Following wrapper works for slic3r.exe (, #include <EXTERN.h> // from the Perl distribution #include <perl.h> // from the Perl distribution // Perl win32 specific includes, found in perl\\lib\\CORE\\win32.h // Defines the windows specific convenience RunPerl() function, // which is not available on other operating systems. #include <win32.h> // the standard Windows. include #include <Windows.h> #include <wchar.h> int main(int argc, char **argv, char **env) { // replaces following Windows batch file: // @"%~dp0\perl5.24.0.exe" "%~dp0\" --DataDir "C:\Users\Public\Documents\Prusa3D\Slic3r settings MK2"%* // If the Slic3r is installed in a localized directory (containing non-iso characters), spaces or semicolons, // use short file names. char exe_path[MAX_PATH] = {0}; char script_path[MAX_PATH]; char** command_line = (char**)malloc(sizeof(char*) * ((++ argc) + 1)); { // Unicode path. This will not be used directly, but to test, whether there are any non-ISO characters, // in which case the path is converted to a short path (using 8.3 directory names). wchar_t exe_path_w[MAX_PATH] = {0}; char drive[_MAX_DRIVE]; char dir[_MAX_DIR]; char fname[_MAX_FNAME]; char ext[_MAX_EXT]; bool needs_short_paths = false; int len; int i; GetModuleFileNameA(NULL, exe_path, MAX_PATH-1); GetModuleFileNameW(NULL, exe_path_w, MAX_PATH-1); len = strlen(exe_path); if (len != wcslen(exe_path_w)) { needs_short_paths = true; } else { for (i = 0; i < len; ++ i) if ((wchar_t)exe_path[i] != exe_path_w[i] || exe_path[i] == ' ' || exe_path[i] == ';') { needs_short_paths = true; break; } } if (needs_short_paths) { wchar_t exe_path_short[MAX_PATH] = {0}; GetShortPathNameW(exe_path_w, exe_path_short, MAX_PATH); len = wcslen(exe_path_short); for (i = 0; i <= len; ++ i) exe_path[i] = (char)exe_path_short[i]; } _splitpath(exe_path, drive, dir, fname, ext); _makepath(script_path, drive, dir, NULL, NULL); if (needs_short_paths) printf("Slic3r installed in a loclized path. Using an 8.3 path: \"%s\"\n", script_path); SetDllDirectoryA(script_path); _makepath(script_path, drive, dir, "slic3r", "pl"); command_line[0] = exe_path; command_line[1] = script_path; memcpy(command_line + 2, argv + 1, sizeof(char*) * (argc - 2)); command_line[argc] = NULL; } RunPerl(argc, command_line, NULL); free(command_line); }

I am afraid this kind of patches should be reported to perl5 core (or p5p mailing list).


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