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Re: Installing CPAN on a Windows system

by Steve_p (Priest)
on Feb 16, 2006 at 15:27 UTC ( #530670=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Installing CPAN on a Windows system

One feature of ActiveState is that it works perfectly with the MinGW gcc on Windows as well. So, if you'd like an alternative to the massive Visual Studio downloads, you should check it out.
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Re^2: Installing CPAN on a Windows system
by Random_Walk (Prior) on May 29, 2008 at 15:43 UTC

    Can you point me to a quick guide on getting MinGW working with active state and CPAN ? I have downloaded and installed MinGW, my cpan shell runs and I have NMAKE. As cpan was looking for cl not gcc I make a copy of gcc to cl and added the MinGW\Bin to my path, apart from disliking a few options gcc runs but now nmake dies as it can not find link.

    Thanks,
    R.

    Pereant, qui ante nos nostra dixerunt!
      Just a guess, but CPAN may be looking for cl.exe because it found nmake in your path. For MinGW/gcc, you should be using dmake rather than MSVC's nmake and cl. Among other places, you can find dmake on CPAN.
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