Taking ActiveState on board is probably a good idea as suggested by
. What flavour of Windows perl are you running? If it's
an old version, I recommend slinging it and downloading
pre-built perl 5.6.1 from ActiveState. This comes with the PPM
Incidentally, do you have a C (or C++) compiler? This
would be V. useful if you are looking at installing many CPAN
extensions. My experience is that ActiveState PPM is limited in
its range of modules - especially as new ones and new versions
are coming out on CPAN all the time.
C++ 6.0 comes with nmake, which actually works and builds
perl extensions. Though you may encounter problems with
paths and library lists - I certainly did.
Best of luck with your extension building
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