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It turns out that the "terminal is not fully functional" warning is a known problem with the "terminal" after installing Strawberry Perl. See comment #48 here:!topic/msysgit/chXoBxQ3c0Y where he says: I had this issue after installing Strawberry Perl. See also comment #47 there.

I deleted the TERM environment variable, and then cpanplus is not complaining: "terminal is not fully functional" any more. So this does solve that problem.

Like I said, this leaves us with the main issue: how to make cpanplus refer to a new Perl installation only. Here is some additional information:

%PATH%: echo %PATH% gives:

C:\Windows\system32; C:\Windows; C:\Windows\System32\Wbem; F:\Win7programs\SBPerl\perl\bin; F:\Win7programs\SBPerl\perl\site\bin; F:\Win7programs\SBPerl\c\bin; C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\; C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\; C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\100\DTS\Binn\; C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\Tools\Binn\VSShell\Com +mon7\IDE\; C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SQL Server\100\DTS\Binn\; C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common; F:\Win7programs\Python25; F:\Win7programs\TortoiseSVN\bin; F:\Win7programs\cygwin\bin; C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\; C:\Program Files (x86)\IDM Computer Solutions\UltraEdit\ (newlines added for legibility)

F:\Win7programs\SBPerl\ is where I've installed Strawberry Perl 5.16.3.
(My older 5.14.2 Perl installation is at: F:\Win7programs\Dwimperl\)

Interestingly, from the old installation, there exists a directory structure on C:\

C:\Documents and Settings\Helen\.cpanplus \5.14.2 \build \authors \id \install-logs

but there is no similar sub-directory structure for the new installation: \5.16.3

Also, strangely, even if I call cpanp like so (as Corion suggested):
it still checks the old Perl installation for the existence of modules, and writes the install log to:
C:\Documents and Settings\Helen\.cpanplus\install-logs

Here is a typical (one-liner) install log:
[MSG] [Thu May  9 21:40:21 2013] Module 'Carp' already up to date, won't install without force

IMO, the key questions here are:

  1. How does cpanp determine the location of \perl\bin and \perl\site\bin;
  2. How does cpanp determine whether a module is installed (or not)
Is there a configuration file for cpanp? If so, where is it located?

Many TIA - Helen

N.B. Corion: you said: As the setup of more than one Perl version seems to be problematic for you ...etc
Installing the second Perl installation, I do not think I have done anything less accurate or orderly that a veteran Perl system manager would have done. But Corion, more generally, I was of the opinion that the PerlMonks spirit is: The only stupid question is the question not asked, and that PerlMonks encourage exploration of the Perl eco-system, and enhancement of Perl knowledge (especially in these times, when the mass hype is to go the Python way (or Ruby, or Lua)).

I think my posts here definitely have value, and specifically regarding this current cpanp issue, I think I have identified a bug in CPANPLUS, where it has difficulty identifying the default Perl installation in a multi-Perl installation setup.

If my questions here constitute a nuisance, I can find other forums to gain knowledge at.

In reply to Re^4: cpanplus not functioning right in a multiple-Perl installation setup? by HelenCr
in thread cpanplus not functioning right in a multiple-Perl installation setup? by HelenCr

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