Build Error: Win32-FindFile 0.15 for Perl 5.36.0 on Windows

Looking for help with this package that is failing to build in my project.

Runtime Details

Failing Packages

  • Win32-FindFile 0.15


I want to add this package because exiftool requests it to process filenames with accented characters on the command line.

I tried building locally (on my machine, using “state install Win32-FindFile”) as well as on ActiveState. None worked. The error log on ActiveState isn’t clear to me, but I noticed a lot of “deprecated” warnings. I checked on metacpan (CPAN Testers Matrix: Win32-FindFile 0.15) and saw that the last successful build was on Perl 5.27.9, so I think my chances of success are low.

Has anyone succeeded in building this on Perl 5.36?


I think out of the box there will be no solution, but the package is very simple so you could build your own package with some perl statements, spawn a modified version of exiftool and rebuild it.

Good point. I may get in touch with the exiftool author, since others are bound to have the same problem (I doubt it’s specific to ActiveState). For the moment, I’ll just avoid filenames with accented characters.