Jerry_J has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I just received the Martien Verbruggen bood "Graphics Programming with Perl". After reading the first 20 pages, I liked the book and decided to install the GD module. I am running Windows 10 with Active Perl: "perl 5, version 20, subversion 2 (v5.20.2) built for MSWin32-x64-multi-thread" When I try to install GD via cpanm I receive the following:

C:>cpanm GD --> Working on GD Fetching ... + OK Configuring GD-2.71 ... N/A ! Configure failed for GD-2.71. See C:\Users\Jerry\.cpanm\work\1590342 +755.3924\build.log for details.

The build log has the following error:

cpanm (App::cpanminus) 1.7044 on perl 5.020002 built for MSWin32-x64-m +ulti-thread Work directory is C:\Users\Jerry/.cpanm/work/1590342755.3924 You have make C:\Perl64\site\bin\dmake.exe You have LWP 6.44 Falling back to Archive::Tar 2.04 Searching GD () on cpanmetadb ... --> Working on GD Fetching -> OK Unpacking GD-2.71.tar.gz Entering GD-2.71 Checking configure dependencies from META.json Checking if you have ExtUtils::PkgConfig 0 ... Yes (1.16) Checking if you have ExtUtils::Constant 0.22 ... Yes (0.23) Configuring GD-2.71 Running Makefile.PL Notice: Type perl Makefile.PL -h for command-line option summary. 'gdlib-config' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Package gdlib was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gdlib.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable No package 'gdlib' found at Makefile.PL line 449. *** can not find package gdlib *** check that it is properly installed and available in PKG_CONFIG_PA +TH at Makefile.PL line 449. -> N/A -> FAIL Configure failed for GD-2.71. See C:\Users\Jerry\.cpanm\work\1 +590342755.3924\build.log for details.

I searched my computer and the gdlib.pc file is not on my machine. Being very much a novice on debugging these types of errors, I am hoping other can help me with getting this GD module installed. Any help you can provide is appreciated.