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Re^2: Need help installing wxWidgets 2.9.4

by HelenCr (Monk)
on May 01, 2013 at 06:42 UTC ( #1031503=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Need help installing wxWidgets 2.9.4
in thread Need help installing wxWidgets 2.9.4

Thank you, Khen1950fx. This sounds cool.
I'll try it in a couple of hours and report back.

BTW, do I have to uninstall anything before doing the builds?

Also, when I go: perl Build.PL --wxWidgets-version=2.9.4
does it pull it from CPAN repositories over the NET, or to I have to point it to a local tarball?

Many TIA - Helen

UPDATE: when I go: perl Build.PL it complains it can't find the script "Build.PL".
I notice that ...\Perl\lib\Module\Build.pm and ...\Perl\lib\CPANPLUS\Dist\Build.pm do exist.
What to do?


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Re^3: Need help installing wxWidgets 2.9.4
by Khen1950fx (Canon) on May 01, 2013 at 07:37 UTC
    You have to install it manually. Download the tarball from CPAN, put it in a directory of its own, untar it, and then run the install process. Everything you need will be in the file that you untarred, so you're not going through CPAN for this. Also, you're not building a customized wxWidgets, so there's no linking involved. Get it a try. If you have any problems, come back here.
      Khen1950fx: apologizing if this is a newbie question:
      When I inquire for Module::Build (in CPANPLUS), I get:

      So I have Module::Build installed.
      But, like I mentioned above, when I go:

      >perl Build.PL
      Can't open perl script "Build.PL": No such file or directory
      It can't find "Build.PL".
      What to do?

      Many TIA - Helen

        Can't open perl script "Build.PL": No such file or directory

        This means that Perl can't find a file named Build.PL within your current directory. Are you sure you're in the right place? If you do an ls/dir do you see Build.PL?

        cpan> look Alien::wxWidgets

        If in doubt the above command within cpan will download the module and drop you into a shell within the unpacked distribution. You can then do what you want (install notes in README.txt?). To exit this shell type exit.

        Update: I see you're using cpanp rather than cpan. Use the z argument to achieve the same as above:

        z MODULE ... # extract module(s) and open command prompt in it

        Update 2: fixed typo.

        update 3: added link to README.txt

Re^3: Need help installing wxWidgets 2.9.4
by Anonymous Monk on May 01, 2013 at 08:17 UTC

    Thank you, Khen1950fx. This sounds cool.

    You really shouldn't listen to Khen1950fx :) but if you want this waste-of-time-approach start with cpanp -z Alien::wxWidgets

      You really shouldn't listen to this particular AnonymousMonk:-). I recommended a manual install because I prefer it to cpanp -z, and that's the way I do it. However, you should do it that way if it's easier for you.

        You really shouldn't listen to this particular AnonymousMonk:-). I recommended a manual install because I prefer it to cpanp -z, and that's the way I do it. However, you should do it that way if it's easier for you.

        Yes, you do a lot of time-wasting-things routinely, and then you share with everyone, so others can waste time too

        Hi Khen1950fx, marto and AM, I've been working on some other stuff the last couple of days, but I'd like now to proceed with that installation.
        So, should I do it in the following way:
        1. Uninstall Wx
        2. Uninstall Alien::wxWidgets
        3. Reinstall manually (after extraction) Alien::wxWidgets --wxWidgets-version=2.9.4 (v 0.64)
        4. Reinstall Wx (v 0.9922)
        or should I just reinstall manually (after extraction) Alien::wxWidgets --wxWidgets-version=2.9.4 (v 0.64) on top of the existing installation, without doing the uninstalls first?

        Many TIA - Helen

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