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Re: How to install pp, Wx module in 64 bit windows7 systemby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Jul 14, 2012 at 09:44 UTC||Need Help??|
Error pop up window says: Unsupported 16-bit Application : The program or feature "Nmake.exe" cannot start or run due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of windows.
That's as a result of CPAN (still!) stupidly insisting on installing an ancient and broken version of nmake that hasn't been usable to build perl for a decade or more:Fetching 'Nmake15.exe' from download.microsoft.com...
What's worse, it will even do this when you actually do have a modern, working version installed and on the path! Simply because it can't find it. Which isn't surprising given that it looks in the stupidest places and doesn't look in the obvious ones.
So, in the event that you actually do have a compiler correctly installed, it may be that all you need to do is hack the CPAN module to make it look in the right place for it.
Or, skip that dratted module (and its ilk) and simply download the packages yourself and type the 4 short commands required to build, test & install them at the command line. (This is my preferred option, as it usually takes less time to do it myself, than CPAN takes to download the 70MB of worthless crap it insists on downloading everytime, before it'll even attempt to do anything.)
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