Hello monks, I apologize for continuing to harp on this question; I've posted a similar question here as Where is Perl/Tk? bribes.org is offline?, got many suggestions but none have panned out.
- I wrote a perl script several years ago with the Tk module.
- My users use ActiveState Perl on Win7, and that repository no longer carries the module.
- For a while I was able to refer users to the bribes.org repository, but that seems to be down. The command used to install:
ppm install http://www.bribes.org/perl/ppm/Tk.ppd
- I can see the module on cpan, but don't know how to install it on win7. Yes I've read the instructions http://www.cpan.org/modules/INSTALL.html, but always get things like:
c:\> cpan App::cpanminus
... lots of messages...
c:\> cpan Tk
... lots of messages...
Writing Makefile for Tk
'nmake' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
nmake -- NOT OK
CPAN: YAML::XS loaded ok (v0.35)
Running make test
Can't test without successful make
Running make install
Make had returned bad status, install seems impossible
- When I run ppm repo I see the following (I've disabled bribes as it hangs):
So it looks like cpan is showing zero packages.
||ActiveState Package Repository
- Tk does not appear in the user's list if they run the ppm gui.
- There have been suggestions to migrate to Tkx but that seems like it would be many days of recoding and retesting with an unfamiliar module. (It's a pretty complicated script.)
I can download the module from cpan Tk-804.030.tar.gz but don't know how to install it on windows. Is there a 'ppm' command I can use on that gz file, locally?
I can't ask my users to install something like cygwin; I'd prefer to have tum run it from the basic win7 command line.
Sorry if this all sounds lame, but can anyone help me through this?
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