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Re^5: fetching and storing data from web.

by chessgui (Scribe)
on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:46 UTC ( #950298=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^4: fetching and storing data from web.
in thread fetching and storing data from web.

This looks very interesting. I would be happy if I could use such high level modules for web browsing.

However on my Win32 this is the said result of the build:
CPAN: CPAN::SQLite loaded ok (v0.199) Running install for module 'WWW::Mechanize' Running make for J/JE/JESSE/WWW-Mechanize-1.71.tar.gz CPAN: Digest::SHA loaded ok (v5.61) CPAN: Compress::Zlib loaded ok (v2.034) Checksum for C:\strawberry\cpan\sources\authors\id\J\JE\JESSE\WWW-Mech +anize-1.71.tar.gz ok CPAN: Archive::Tar loaded ok (v1.76) CPAN: File::Temp loaded ok (v0.22) CPAN: Parse::CPAN::Meta loaded ok (v1.4401) CPAN: CPAN::Meta loaded ok (v2.110930) CPAN: YAML loaded ok (v0.73) Going to build J/JE/JESSE/WWW-Mechanize-1.71.tar.gz WWW::Mechanize likes to have a lot of test modules for some of its tes +ts. The following are modules that would be nice to have, but not required +. Test::Memory::Cycle Test::Taint Checking if your kit is complete... Looks good Writing Makefile for WWW::Mechanize Could not read metadata file. Falling back to other methods to determi +ne prerequisites CPAN: Module::CoreList loaded ok (v2.46) cp lib/WWW/Mechanize/Examples.pod blib\lib\WWW\Mechanize\Examples.pod cp lib/WWW/Mechanize/ blib\lib\WWW\Mechanize\ cp lib/WWW/Mechanize/ blib\lib\WWW\Mechanize\ cp lib/WWW/Mechanize/Cookbook.pod blib\lib\WWW\Mechanize\Cookbook.pod cp lib/WWW/Mechanize/FAQ.pod blib\lib\WWW\Mechanize\FAQ.pod cp lib/WWW/ blib\lib\WWW\ C:\strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe -MExtUtils::Command -e "cp" -- bin/mec +h-dump blib\script\mech-dump pl2bat.bat blib\script\mech-dump JESSE/WWW-Mechanize-1.71.tar.gz C:\strawberry\c\bin\dmake.EXE -- OK Running make test C:\strawberry\perl\bin\perl.exe "-MExtUtils::Command::MM" "-e" "test_h +arness(0, 'blib\lib', 'blib\arch')" t\00-load.t t\add_header.t t\alia +ses.t t\area_link.t t\autocheck.t t\clone.t t\content.t t\cookies.t t +\credentials-api.t t\credentials.t t\die.t t\field.t t\find_frame.t t +\find_image.t t\find_inputs.t t\find_link-warnings.t t\find_link.t t\ +find_link_id.t t\form-parsing.t t\form_with_fields.t t\frames.t t\ima +ge-new.t t\image-parse.t t\link-base.t t\link-relative.t t\link.t t\n +ew.t t\pod-coverage.t t\pod.t t\regex-error.t t\save_content.t t\sele +ct.t t\taint.t t\tick.t t\untaint.t t\upload.t t\warn.t t\warnings.t +t\local\back.t t\local\click.t t\local\click_button.t t\local\content +.t t\local\encoding.t t\local\failure.t t\local\follow.t t\local\form +.t t\local\get.t t\local\nonascii.t t\local\overload.t t\local\page_s +tack.t t\local\referer.t t\local\reload.t t\local\submit.t t\mech-dum +p\mech-dump.t t\00-load.t .............. ok t\add_header.t ........... ok t\aliases.t .............. ok t\area_link.t ............ ok t\autocheck.t ............ ok t\clone.t ................ ok t\content.t .............. ok t\cookies.t .............. skipped: HTTP::Server::Simple does not supp +ort Windows yet. t\credentials-api.t ...... ok t\credentials.t .......... ok t\die.t .................. ok t\field.t ................ ok t\find_frame.t ........... ok t\find_image.t ........... ok t\find_inputs.t .......... ok t\find_link-warnings.t ... ok t\find_link.t ............ ok t\find_link_id.t ......... ok t\form-parsing.t ......... ok t\form_with_fields.t ..... Dubious, test returned 1 (wstat 256, 0x100) All 8 subtests passed JESSE/WWW-Mechanize-1.71.tar.gz C:\strawberry\c\bin\dmake.EXE test -- NOT OK //hint// to see the cpan-testers results for installing this module, t +ry: reports JESSE/WWW-Mechanize-1.71.tar.gz

This is why I want to be able to achieve my goals with the simplest possible means without relying on high level modules.

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Re^6: fetching and storing data from web.
by GrandFather (Sage) on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:58 UTC

    It must be doable because both WWW::Mechanize and WWW::Mechanize::Firefox are available using ActiveState's ppm package installer. The build processing for getting modules into shape for packaging seems a little fragile so as a rule if a module is available using ppm it's not hard to install using cpan.

    Have you tried installing with force?

    True laziness is hard work
      I don't know how to install with force. The readme which comes with strawberry says that at command prompt I should type 'cpan ModuleName' to insatll a CPAN module.

        try cpan -h for help. -f forces an install despite test failures (and maybe in a few other situations). If you aren't from a *nix background and aren't wedded to Strawberry for some reason I suggest you consider switching to ActiveState Perl to get a somewhat easier module install process. You can still use cpan if need be, but most common modules are more easily installed with ActiveState's ppm.

        True laziness is hard work
        Start cpan with cpan and type help
      Look, chances for WWW::Mechanize on Win32 at ActiveState are not the best. Only an older version is available for an older version of Perl itself. So I'm forced to switch to an older version of Perl if I want to use this module.

      I've tried cpan help also: it suggest to use -f and -i switches together or force / fforce before the command. But the result is the same: the build not only fails but freezes.

      Actually I've switched from ActiveState to Strawberry. With Win32 I've had to get used to the fact that not all moduels are available to me. It seems there is no fix for that.

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