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Re^2: Perl Gtk2 for Windowsby syphilis (Chancellor)
|on Jun 21, 2013 at 23:47 UTC||Need Help??|
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.