Here's what you need to use sa-compile on Windows:

  1. A compiler. See BuildSpamcOnWindowsForFree to get a free one from Microsoft.

  2. re2c. Download the Windows binary from and extract it into your /perl/bin folder.

  3. For SpamAssassin 3.2.0, you need a modified sa-compile. See to get it. Copy into into your installation directory, then re-make and install SA.

  4. You need to create a make.bat in your /perl/bin folder that calls nmake.exe. It should look like this:

    nmake %1 %2 %3 %4 %5 %6 %7 %8 %9 
  5. You need to make sure the environment variables are set prior to calling sa-compile. This is probably easiest done by creating a new batch file to run it. Create sa-compile-run.bat in /perl/bin like this:

    call "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003\Vc7\bin\vcvars32.bat"
    call sa-compile.bat 

by BretMiller

CompileOnWindows (last edited 2009-09-20 23:16:47 by localhost)