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dmake test failure building 5.8.0 on Windows 2000

Because Active State haven't yet built the additional modules I will
require I'm trying to build Perl 5.8.0 from source using dmake and the
Borland C++ command line compiler from the cmd.exe command shell on a
MS Windows 2000 (Service Pack 2) machine.

The build stage appears to go correctly but dmake test generates a
failure with /lib/Test/Simple/t/fail-more.t. I don't follow the
detailed working of this test but it appears to be checking the
working of the Test::More module which, because it is used in writing
test scripts, rather undermines my confidence in the majority of
passed tests.

Any ideas on the nature of the problem and how I might overcome it?

The outputs from perl -V and perl lib\Test\Simple \t\fail-more.t
follow:

=============== =============== =============== =============== =============== ====

Summary of my perl5 (revision 5 version 8 subversion 0) configuration:
Platform:
osname=MSWin32, osvers=4.0, archname=MSWin3 2-x86-multi-thread
uname=''
config_args='un def'
hint=recommende d, useposix=true, d_sigaction=und ef
usethreads=unde f use5005threads= undef useithreads=def ine
usemultiplicity =define
useperlio=defin e d_sfio=undef uselargefiles=u ndef usesocks=undef
use64bitint=und ef use64bitall=und ef uselongdouble=u ndef
usemymalloc=n, bincompat5005=u ndef
Compiler:
cc='bcc32', ccflags ='-O2 -D_RTLDLL -DWIN32 -D_MT
-D__USELOCALES__ -D_WIN32_WINNT=0 x0410 -DPERL_IMPLICIT_ CONTEXT
-DPERL_IMPLICIT_ SYS',
optimize='-O2 -D_RTLDLL',
cppflags='-DWIN32'
ccversion='', gccversion='', gccosandvers=''
intsize=4, longsize=4, ptrsize=4, doublesize=8, byteorder=1234
d_longlong=unde f, longlongsize=8, d_longdbl=defin e, longdblsize=10
ivtype='long', ivsize=4, nvtype='double' , nvsize=8, Off_t='off_t',
lseeksize=4
alignbytes=8, prototype=defin e
Linker and Libraries:
ld='ilink32', ldflags ='
-L"c:\perl\5.8.0 \lib\MSWin32-x86-multi-thread\CORE"
-L"C:\borland\bc c55\lib" -Gn'
libpth=C:\borla nd\bcc55\lib
libs= import32.lib cw32mti.lib
perllibs= import32.lib cw32mti.lib
libc=cw32mti.li b, so=dll, useshrplib=yes, libperl=perl58. lib
gnulibc_version ='undef'
Dynamic Linking:
dlsrc=dl_win32. xs, dlext=dll, d_dlsymun=undef , ccdlflags='-tWD'
cccdlflags=' ', lddlflags='-Tpd
-L"c:\perl\5.8.0 \lib\MSWin32-x86-multi-thread\CORE"
-L"C:\borland\bc c55\lib" -Gn'
Characteristics of this binary (from libperl):
Compile-time options: MULTIPLICITY USE_ITHREADS
PERL_IMPLICIT_C ONTEXT PERL_IMPLICIT_S YS
Built under MSWin32
Compiled at Jul 22 2003 09:27:54
@INC:
C:/perl-5.8.0/lib
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