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Re^2: cpan fails when MKS installed on Windows

by prashantktyagi (Scribe)
on Apr 06, 2013 at 13:33 UTC ( #1027283=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: cpan fails when MKS installed on Windows
in thread [Solved]: cpan fails when MKS installed on Windows

Hi, I am already running windows cmd.exe but I guess MKS runs its own config scripts at cmd.exe startup or windows startup somewhere (not sure) .
That is why I am searching for which script & where to turn off ?


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Re^3: cpan fails when MKS installed on Windows
by syphilis (Canon) on Apr 07, 2013 at 10:53 UTC
    I guess MKS runs its own config scripts at cmd.exe startup or windows startup somewhere (not sure)

    That's an abominable state of affairs !! Is perl itself crippled by this affliction ?
    For example, does perl -e "print $^X" output C:Perl64perlbinperl.exe, or is it just the cpan shell that suffers ?

    If the problem is limited to the cpan shell you might be able to work around the problem by simply not using it.
    I *never* use the cpan shell - in fact I won't even use cpan.pm (or any of its variants) unless the module I'm trying to install has an appallingly long list of pre-requisites.

    Cheers,
    Rob

      That's an abominable state of affairs !! Is perl itself crippled by this affliction ?

      everything is affected, its a registry hack

      reg query "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Command Processor"

      But that "feature" has got to be one of the dumbest malware/jokes msdn played

        everything is affected, its a registry hack

        Clearly $^X is not affected.
        I think the OP's problem might have no relation to the presence of MKS. Instead, it could be the Makefile that ExtUtils:MakeMaker has generated - which perhaps (or not) goes back to a %Config setting.

        Over the years, I've seen similar errors where MKS is *not* present, but I don't think I've ever quite got on top of how the error arises, or precisely what to do to fix it.

        I'm referring to a problem that turns up from time to time with DIRFILESEP.
        If the OP is still interested, he might verify that the Makefile generated during the building of the module contains:
        DIRFILESEP = \\
        Cheers,
        Rob
      Here is output:
      C:\Users>perl -e "print $^X" C:\Perl64\perl\bin\perl.exe C:\Users>
      But I tried without cpan shell using source. and I am able to write Makefile but dmake.exe gives same error.
      C:\Perl64\cpan\build\Perl-Tidy-20121207-joTgGx>dmake C:Perl64perlbinperl.exe: not found dmake: Error code 255, while making 'blib\lib\Perl\.exists'

        Are you sure that MKS does not come with its own version of Perl?

        This really feels to me as if the MKS-supplied Perl uses libraries/files like Config.pm for the Strawberry Perl. I would take extra care that no trace of the MKS tools can be found while running a different Perl than the one supplied by MKS.

        Why not use mksperl?

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