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Re^2: Installing CPAN on a Windows system

by Random_Walk (Prior)
on May 29, 2008 at 15:43 UTC ( #689042=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Installing CPAN on a Windows system
in thread Installing CPAN on a Windows system

Can you point me to a quick guide on getting MinGW working with active state and CPAN ? I have downloaded and installed MinGW, my cpan shell runs and I have NMAKE. As cpan was looking for cl not gcc I make a copy of gcc to cl and added the MinGW\Bin to my path, apart from disliking a few options gcc runs but now nmake dies as it can not find link.

Thanks,
R.

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Re^3: Installing CPAN on a Windows system
by CardinalNumber (Prior) on May 29, 2008 at 16:45 UTC
    Just a guess, but CPAN may be looking for cl.exe because it found nmake in your path. For MinGW/gcc, you should be using dmake rather than MSVC's nmake and cl. Among other places, you can find dmake on CPAN.