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Re^6: fetching and storing data from web.

by GrandFather (Cardinal)
on Jan 27, 2012 at 09:58 UTC ( #950301=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^5: fetching and storing data from web.
in thread fetching and storing data from web.

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


Comment on Re^6: fetching and storing data from web.
Re^7: fetching and storing data from web.
by chessgui (Scribe) on Jan 27, 2012 at 10:21 UTC
    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.
      Start cpan with cpan and type help

      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
Re^7: fetching and storing data from web.
by chessgui (Scribe) on Jan 27, 2012 at 11:17 UTC
    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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