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Re: Modules On Windowsby ajt (Prior)
|on Feb 03, 2006 at 18:15 UTC||Need Help??|
This is a re-hash of an old answer.
You can install modules downloaded from CPAN onto ActiveState Perl without too many problems. You will need some extra bits though:
Don't forget that there is the Perl Package Manager can use other archives than just the default ActiveState one.
You can use the normal Perl CPAN module to automatically install modules for you directly onto Windows. If the module has c in it you will need a c compiler but CPAN will take care of it for you. You can either use Cygwin and the version of Perl in there, or buy Microsoft's Compiler and use it with the Active State version of Perl.
Normally you don't need to compile anything when making a Perl module it's done all for you.