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Re: win32api::commport install fails
in thread win32api::commport install fails
Not sure why, but it worked!
Ran install with loopback installed and it failed, said there was a modem on com1. Removed it and tried again and it passed. I did try both ways last week with failing results. The only difference I see, beside the beers over the weekend, is running install from cpan shell, rather than cpanm from command window prompt.
Either way, it was enough of a hint and it worked. PerlMonks comes through again. Thanks folks!