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Re^2: Perl Gtk2 for Windows

by syphilis (Canon)
on Jun 21, 2013 at 23:47 UTC ( #1040236=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Perl Gtk2 for Windows
in thread Perl Gtk2 for Windows

I know cpan is in that directory but I didn't see "ppm" in there

Cygwin doesn't have a ppm utility - and those pre-compiled binaries (that I linked to earlier) won't work with Cygwin anyway.
They are for native Windows builds of perl - eg ActiveState Perl and Strawberry Perl. I think they'll be fine with Citrus Perl, too, but I know little about that particular build of perl.

Cygwin does provide the GTK+ library, so you should be able to install that using Cygwin's setup.exe and then build Gtk2 using cpan (if you can get that configured correctly).

I avoid using cpan unless the dependency chain for the module I'm trying to install is a long one.
I prefer to download and unpack the source, then run the 'perl Makefile.PL', 'make test', and 'make install' commands by hand. But if cpan can do the job for you, that's the simplest route to take.

Cheers,
Rob


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Re^3: Perl Gtk2 for Windows
by mmartin (Monk) on Jun 27, 2013 at 16:47 UTC
    Hey syphilis, thanks for the reply!

    Sorry for the late response but for some reason I don't think I got a notification that someone responded, or
    I did and it just buried in my inbox...

    Anyway, thanks for the suggestion/explanation I'm thinking I'm going to use "ActiveState Perl" since I feel like
    that's the one I've heard the most about.

    Did you say that, for example, if I download "Activestate" I will also need "Citrus" or are they not related?


    Thanks Again,
    Matt

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