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Re: Missing nmake - 64bit, Windows 7

by cjb (Friar)
on Mar 01, 2011 at 22:09 UTC ( #890844=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Missing nmake - 64bit, Windows 7

You could try Strawberry Perl, which I've have plenty of success with on Windows. Or you could look at using ppm to install the modules rather than cpan


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Re^2: Missing nmake - 64bit, Windows 7
by heliozoan (Initiate) on Mar 03, 2011 at 14:16 UTC
    I've tried Strawberry, which I like a lot. Installation is simple and many modules are already included. Ultimately I need to install BioPerl and so far I've been unable to get that to work under Strawberry. So, I've reverted to ActiveState. The BioPerl site has very clear instructions for installation under ActiveState however I ran into the problem that I described in my original post. I'd prefer to work with Strawberry...there's a beta of Strawberry which includes BioPerl so I may have to go with that. Thanks!

      It's worth noting that both Strawberry Perl and ActiveState perl can install modules using cpan and PPM. The advantage with Strawberry Perl is that it already ships with MinGW and build tools, with ActiveState you have to install these via PPM: c:\ppm install mingw. See also 823275 if you're into BioPerl.

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