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As a small, Perl-only starter set for the Unix Utilities, I now avoid downloading and installing cygwin and use the Win32 Unix Utils as found on, as the three programs needed by Perl are only tar, gzip and wget for good measure. With these, the ugly errors of mismatched cygwin1.dlls are gone, and these three programs are easily put where the perl.exe binary resides too.

In reply to Re: Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules by Corion
in thread Free MSVC tools + Activestate to compile CPAN Modules by jZed

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