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Re: A guide to installing modules for Win32

by jaschwar (Acolyte)
on Jan 12, 2011 at 02:16 UTC ( #881801=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to A guide to installing modules for Win32

I wanted to add a few comments that may help those who are using win64 as there are few differences:
First is the easy part, to use the 64-bit potential of your machine use the 64-bit distribution:

Second, with nmake being 16-bit, you'll need an alternative. Dmake should work. Its link is here:
After unzipping, change the enviromential variable path to include the place where dmake.exe resides.
Replace nmake with dmake. So, after unzipping the module package.

$ perl Makefile.PL<br> $ dmake<br> $ dmake test <br> $ dmake install<br>

ppm will be installed with Active State distro.

MinGW compiler is here:
Hope that helps anyone trying to install modules on top of 64-bit Active State.

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Re^2: A guide to installing modules for Win32
by syphilis (Chancellor) on Jan 12, 2011 at 07:57 UTC
    MinGW compiler is here:

    But provide only a 32-bit compiler, and the 64-bit ActivePerl would need a 64-bit compiler, such as the one offered by the mingw64 project (a different vendor than

    And even then, in order to get this 64-bit compiler working with ActivePerl, I found it necessary to do some hacking to lib/, lib/ActivePerl/ and lib/ExtUtils/

    You're right about dmake - however, I'm not sure that there's any problem with nmake itself.


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