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Re^3: cpanm GD error

by hippo (Chancellor)
on May 26, 2020 at 18:16 UTC ( #11117304=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re^2: cpanm GD error
in thread cpnam GD error

libgd is not a Perl module - it's really nothing to do specifically with Perl at all. But it is a graphics library of long repute. The Perl module GD is essentially a Perl wrapper around libgd so without libgd it would be of no use.

Either you or the systems administrator of your Windows box will need to install libgd if you want to use GD. I can't really help you with that since I've spent the past 30 years avoiding MS Windows. The repo has some instructions here but I can't vouch for them because ... well, Windows.

Best of luck.

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Re^4: cpanm GD error
by Jerry_J (Initiate) on May 26, 2020 at 19:11 UTC

    Thnaks hippo and marto.   I realized I had a window of opoortunity to look at Strawberry Perl.  So I uninstalled ActivePerl and installed Starwberry Perl.   I now have GD module installed.   

    I was worried that many of the modules I had previously installed may not re-install.   Well low and behold probably half of the modules I had to install in ActivePerl are in the initial install with Strawberry. 

    So I now have Strawbery Perl up and running and everything seems to be working with my existing perl scripts. 

    Thanks again for the help.   I appreciate it.   Stay safe. 

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