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by Anonymous Monk
on Apr 10, 2000 at 02:50 UTC ( #7209=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

All I want to know is this: Where can I get LWP.pm?

Please no .gz or .tr files!

Comment on LWP
Re: LWP
by chromatic (Archbishop) on Apr 10, 2000 at 03:01 UTC
    If you're using ActiveState Perl on Windows, visit the PPM page to learn about the Perl Package Manager. It will make your life easier by installing pre-compiled modules for you.

    The corresponding Unix command line is: perl -MCPAN -e shell Then, type: install Bundle::LWP and things will work for you straightaway. Building modules on your own is like writing your own kernel, except not as much.

Re: LWP
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 10, 2000 at 03:02 UTC
    I need it for CGI programming, and I don't have unix. Someone else please?
      Do you have Windows, then? As chromatic suggested, head to the PPM page. You can install a pre-compiled binary of LWP.

      If you have a Mac, check out cpan-mac, which has Mac ports of a bunch of modules (including LWP).

Re: LWP
by jbert (Priest) on Apr 10, 2000 at 19:00 UTC
    Yes, PPM is a good way to do things with the ActiveState perl.

    The main thing this is good for is modules which require 'make' and/or a C compiler to build.

    OTOH, If you want to use funky modules which don't need a C compiler, get a copy of WinZip (http://www.winzip.com) or, although it might be a bit Unixy, GNU tar (http://www.gnu.org).
    They both understand .gz and .tar files just fine.

    You can then pull out the .pm files you need and move them over to your site directory.

      But i din't find any place in tat link PPM. Please gimme a link where i can download LWP for windows.
        Hi,
        If you have ActivePerl then you should already have LWP:
        C:\>perl -MLWP -le "print $LWP::VERSION" 5.825
        Anyway, to answer your question ... to install LWP via ppm:
        ppm install libwww-perl
        Cheers,
        Rob

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