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Can't install MakeMaker

by VTBlogger (Initiate)
on Feb 03, 2013 at 06:12 UTC ( #1016779=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
VTBlogger has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi. I'm trying to do a manual install of MakeMaker, since my firewalls at work prevent my using cpan/ppm. I download and unpack the tar file as usual, then do the perl Makefile.PL thing, at which point it tells me that I'm missing my\ Since I have an empty 'my' directory from the unzipped tar file, I moved a copy of there. The run of Makefile.PL then complained that virtually every file was missing from my kit, though they were all in the unpacked file. HELP!

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Re: Can't install MakeMaker (ptar)
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 03, 2013 at 07:37 UTC
      Bingo! I used WinZip, which didn't completely unpack it for some reason. Now I just have to figure out a "need JSON 2.5" bit and I should be good. Many thanks!
Re: Can't install MakeMaker
by Plankton (Vicar) on Feb 03, 2013 at 07:34 UTC
    What version of Perl are you running. I believe "ExtUtils::MakeMaker" is a core modules. What do you get when you execute ...
    perl -v perl -MExtUtils::MakeMaker -e1;
      I needed 6.62 or up for another module; my perl install came with 6.50.

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