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Re^3: Installing Template::Toolkit on Windows

by BrowserUk (Pope)
on Feb 27, 2013 at 18:54 UTC ( #1020946=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: Installing Template::Toolkit on Windows
in thread Installing Template::Toolkit on Windows

I'm interested to see you using wget instead of the two tools I'd heard of previously. Is this documented anywhere?

wget is just a GNU download tool -- you can get a binary version for Windows from here -- but you can download the tar.gz using any other tool or method including just clicking the link on the CPAN website for whatever package you want.

I long ago gave up on CPAN(P/plus/whatever) because they:

  • insist downloading stuff that I neither need nor want;

    Like some ancient version of nmake that hasn't worked for building perl modules since pre-5.6.1 days. If then. It is well-known that it is a pointless exercise to install that; but still the CPAN shell will insist on downloading it even when there is a working, up-to-date version already installed and available via the path! Shear bloody-mindedness.

  • Insist on installing alternative compiler & tool chain that don't work, rather than using the already installed compiler that does, simply because the broken algorithm they use to look for the compiler -- that does everything but the sensible thing of searching the path -- cannot find it.
  • Insist on trying to provide a broken emulation of *nix command line history functionality; when my shell has its own history facility -- that works -- built-in.
  • Insist on fucking with my carefully chosen shell color settings in order to try and highlight random bits of output in random colors according to no discernible pattern; and rendering the output entire unreadable in the process.

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