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Windows installation woesby chafelix (Novice)
|on Nov 02, 2021 at 19:53 UTC||Need Help??|
chafelix has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Hi, I need to install perl at work following a computer change ('upgrade'). I first tried Activestate, which used to have a 'standard' distribution, and ppm, but now has scrapped it and if I understand correctly one needs to make a build with all desired modules and install that. Well, installation did not work and Activestate support appears to be slow to nonexistent. So I went to Strawberry perl, which I was able to install. The good news is that Strawberry has by default some modules I needed, such as read and write to excel files. But I also want Tk and Devel::ptkdb, which are not included. One option is to download these modules and build them myself. The problem is gmake is disallowed by group object policy and there is no getting around that. Which leaves me CPAN , which also does not work, e.g.:install
Loading internal logger. Log::Log4perl recommended for better logging
CPAN: LWP::UserAgent loaded ok (v6.52)
Fetching with LWP:
Proxy authentication needed!
(Note: to permanently configure username and password run
o conf proxy_user your_username
o conf proxy_pass your_password
CPAN: Term::ReadKey loaded ok (v2.38)
Not sure what to do next I read somewhere that one could use ppm with strawberry, but not sure how. Anyone have a suggestion?