Lab::VISA::Installation - Installation guide for Lab::VISA
On 64-bit windows one needs a 32-bit version of perl with GNU binutils version <= 2.24. Otherwise linking with the NI-VISA library will fail. The reason for this are the following bugs in the GNU binutils:
These are fixed in the most recent version of the binutils. Once this version (2.26) is included in Strawberry Perl, it should be possible to use a 64-bit version of perl.
It is not possible to use either 32-bit or 64-bit versions of Strawberry Perl 5.22 as this version uses binutils 2.25.
As a Linux user you will probably be able to figure out things yourself. Here is a rough outline:
Makefile.PLadapt the LIBS and INC settings according to your installation. This is what worked for me:
'LIBS' => ['-lvisa'], 'INC' => '-I/usr/local/vxipnp/linux/include/',
perl Makefile.PL make make install
Here is a quick test program that you can run with perl -Mblib test.pl:
#!/usr/bin/perl use Lab::VISA; my ($status, $sesn) = Lab::VISA::viOpenDefaultRM(); printf "status: %x (%s)\n", $status, (($status == $Lab::VISA::VI_SUCCESS) ? "success" : "no success"); print "sesn: $sesn\n"; my ($status, $findList, $retcnt, $instrDesc) = Lab::VISA::viFindRsrc($sesn, "ASRL1::INSTR"); printf "status: %x (%s)\n", $status, (($status == $Lab::VISA::VI_SUCCESS) ? "success" : "no success"); print "findList: $findList\n"; print "retcnt: $retcnt\n"; print "instrDesc: $instrDesc\n"; __END__
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