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Re^3: PPM missing in ActiveState 5.28 trying to install IMage::Magick

by RedJeep (Sexton)
on Feb 21, 2020 at 17:23 UTC ( #11113317=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re^2: PPM missing in ActiveState 5.28 trying to install IMage::Magick
in thread PPM missing in ActiveState 5.28 trying to install IMage::Magick

That almost worked. Ran cpan install Image::Magick but failed on dmake. Looks like dmake is not included in ActiveState ActivePerl 5.26 and 5.28. Either ActiveState totally kluged up Perl or they failed to communicate effectively how to install modules or I just don't know how to follow the good advice provided here along with an inability to read docs. Looks like I am going to attempt switch to Strawberry Perl. Thanks again for the help everyone!
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Re^4: PPM missing in ActiveState 5.28 trying to install IMage::Magick
by syphilis (Archbishop) on Feb 22, 2020 at 12:11 UTC
    Looks like I am going to attempt switch to Strawberry Perl

    I think that's a step in a better direction.
    However, it's not a panacea, and you might still face some challenges in getting Image::Magick installed.
    Strawberry Perl does not provide the prerequisite C libraries for Image::Magick, so you'll still need to source those and then make them accessible to the Image::Magick build process if you want to build Image::Magick yourself.

    Of course, as mentioned elsewhere in this thread, Strawberry Perl does ship with a PPM utility, so you could still "ppm install" Image::Magick from the sisyphusion.tk repo if need be (and thereby avoid the need to track down that "prerequisite C library").

    Cheers,
    Rob
      Waah waah waah :D
      $ ppm install Gtk3 Gtk3 Installing package 'Gtk3'... Error installing package 'Gtk3': Error reading http://www.sisyphusion. +tk/ppm/x86/Gtk3-516.tar.gz Installing package 'Gtk3'... Error installing package 'Gtk3': Could not locate a PPD file for packa +ge Gtk3

      This went ok but it made no improvements to install Gtk3 timing out slowly at different points

      ppm install Crypt-SSLeay Net-SSLeay Mozilla::CA IO::Socket::SSL
        $ ppm install Gtk3 Gtk3

        Does it make any difference if you instead run ppm install Gtk3
        Are you running this in a bash shell ? I've never used ppm in anything other than the cmd.exe shell, but I'm not sure, off the top of my head, whether that should matter.
        Also, what does perl -V output ?

        I downloaded http://www.sisyphusion.tk/ppm/x86/Gtk3-516.tar.gz and it unpacked fine for me.
        Also grabbed http://www.sisyphusion.tk/ppm/Gtk3.ppd which seems ok, too.

        Cheers,
        Rob
Re^4: PPM missing in ActiveState 5.28 trying to install IMage::Magick
by marto (Cardinal) on Feb 21, 2020 at 18:08 UTC

    ActiveState does not ship with a c compiler or build tools, you need to install them yourself or via ppm MinGW, which brings us back to the whole ppm issue. Save yourself a lot of time and potential headache, just install Strawberry, which does ship with a sane development environment of of the box.

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