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Re^6: Disappointed with latest Strawberry Perlby xdg (Monsignor)
|on Dec 30, 2007 at 16:46 UTC||Need Help??|
Nothing is wrong with Tk :) It just needs an extra argument on the initial Makefile.PL command line.
Maybe that could be addressed with CPAN.pm's new support for "distroprefs". That should be able to automatically add the necessary keyword on Win32.
The part I miss most is libexpat, so I cannot install any XML stuff. Maybe OpenSSL is second.
I agree. Alias and I disagree about the extent of bundling things. I'd just as soon throw in a kitchen sink of libraries (e.g. most of the libraries in GnuWin32) but he prefers a more spare distribution. Once the new tools are documented, I may take a swing at a more full-featured distribution and we can let users decide.
In the meantime, there are some ways to get expat, etc. support working:
I have also downloaded and compiled OpenSSL in C:\OpenSSL. As I recall, Net::SSLeay found it there but failed some tests (apparently unrelated to the library itself). I forced the install and was able to go on to install and use IO::Socket::SSL, etc. So it takes a bit of work, but can be made to work with Strawberry if you're not afraid of the compiler.
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