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Re^7: GDBM_File for Windows?

by Lotus1 (Deacon)
on Oct 16, 2012 at 21:06 UTC ( #999425=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^6: GDBM_File for Windows?
in thread GDBM_File for Windows?

Thanks, I know how to use PPM, but there's no GDBM_File module in any repository

Who said anything about using PPM? Do you know how to use the command line? Ever heard of typing 'cpan' at the command line?

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Re^8: GDBM_File for Windows?
by MikeRaffety (Initiate) on Oct 16, 2012 at 21:24 UTC
    I'm a Unix guy from decades back, I know how to use the command line, thank you.

    I've not previously had occasion to use the "cpan" command, but as I noted, CPAN's listing for GDBM_File leads to a full download of Perl, and I cannot upgrade or replace this version of Perl on this server.

    Surely there's a way to install GDBM_File by itself, on an existing Perl install?

      If the download from is perl then it is usually a core module. I just clicked the dependencies link from for this module and it states there that it is a core module. So no need to install the module. As I asked in a previous post have you installed the software gdbm for windows? You said this was all working on a previous machine: what os was that machine? Was gdbm for windows working on that machine?

      The first thing it states on the cpan page for this module is

      GDBM_File - Perl5 access to the gdbm library.
      That means this is a wrapper module that lets you access gdbm. The page goes on to tell where to download gdbm which means it is something separate from this module.

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