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Re^3: How to install pp, Wx module in 64 bit windows7 system

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Jul 14, 2012 at 17:36 UTC ( #981833=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: How to install pp, Wx module in 64 bit windows7 system
in thread How to install pp, Wx module in 64 bit windows7 system

Why not download a copy of dmake?

Personally, I think that would just muddy the waters. Whilst it would work for installing pure Perl modules, it would fall over again as soon as it requires a compiler. Better to simply not install anything, but rather point them at some url that will explain what is needed.

The worst part of it is that it still does it even when you have a good version of nmake installed, because it insists of looking for it in some specific directory (/usr/bin or somewhere equally arbitrary and ridiculous). If it simple tried to invoke it and let the path find it, it would avoid breaking good installs.

Of course, there is simply no point at all in downloading that ancient 16-bit tool that doesn't run under anything since 95/98/me, so I suppose dmake might get people started. You'd probably have to rename it to be nmake.exe though?


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