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Re^3: Installing the Tk moduleby syphilis (Chancellor)
|on Aug 08, 2009 at 09:56 UTC||Need Help??|
If you could then successfully run 'ppm install MinGW', you would then be able to complete the Tk build by running:
But you don't have an internet connection ... so you won't be able to successfully run 'ppm install MinGW'. Here's a quote from a post (by jand, on another list), that should tell you what's needed:
> The problem is that my main computer is not direct connected to the
> internet, so I cant issue a 'ppm install MinGW' command.
> Does anyone know of a step by step manual installation/configuration
> sequence that one may follow to manually install MinGW to an ActivePerl
> computer? In a way where it will be able to install modules that require
> 'xs' code compilation? Where I can download all required files from my
> internet-connected PC, then copy them to my non-internet-connected PC, and
> manually do this installation and configuration.
You need to download the following 4 files:
Put all of them into a single directory on the target computer and install them (dmake fist, followed by MinGW):
ppm install dmake-4.11.20080107.ppd
ppm install MinGW-126.96.36.199.ppd
Don't worry about the download URL above; these PPM packages will install correctly into any ActivePerl 5.8.8 build 818 and later and all 5.10 versions. As usual, latest released ActivePerl versions recommended.
Make sure you have C:\Perl\site\bin in your PATH in addition to the regular C:\Perl\bin (the installer should have done this for you automatically). You need to use "dmake", not "make" or "nmake" with MinGW
UPDATE: In general terms, it's not strictly true that you need to use dmake with MinGW - I think you *could* use nmake if you have nmake - but for the particular case that jand was referring to, nmake is not available, so dmake *had* to be used.