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.