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A Guide to Installing Modules
Acquire PPM, or (if you insist), follow these instructions.
First, make sure you're downloading the right package
(one intended for your version of perl),
and then simply download it
Then, uncompress it so now you have a blib directory in your current
working directory, and then execute
perl -MExtUtils::Install -e install_default WWW/Curl
and voila. It's what PPM basically does.
BE AWARE that the .ppd file may contain instructions
to download extra files needed for install, which
are not packaged with the tarball (like
libcurl.dll, libeay32.dll, ssleay32.dll).
You'll have to examine the .ppd file to make sure.
If you look at
you'll see a reference to install_libcurl.
PPM would download this file and attempt to execute it.
install_libcurl would check for the existence of specified files in your path,
and prompt you whether to install them if they're not found.
If you want autogenerated html docs (my packages generally don't include these),
perl -MActivePerl::DocTools -e ActivePerl::DocTools::WriteTOC()
or (the one I prefer)
perl -MPod::Master -e Update
You can acquire Pod::Master from perlmonks.org
|MJD says "you can't just make shit up and expect the computer to know what you mean, retardo!"|
|I run a Win32 PPM repository for perl 5.6.x and 5.8.x -- I take requests (README).|
|** The third rule of perl club is a statement of fact: pod is sexy.|