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Installing CPAN modules without using 'ppm'by LittleGreyCat (Scribe)
|on Jun 23, 2006 at 11:15 UTC||Need Help??|
LittleGreyCat has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
I am a Perl 'basic user' i.e. do a lot with very little.
My main problem is that I am working on corporate systems that are behind an 'air gap' so I do not have direct Internet access.
I started by downloading the modules in '.tar.gz' format, transferring them, unpacking them, and using the recommended combination of 'MakeMaker' and 'nmake'.
On my home system I tried the recommended 'perl -MCPAN -e "install Bundle::Net::LDAP"' and similar.
So I can work smoothly with 'ppm' at home - but not on my 'air-gapped' systems.
I have searched and found various references which suggest that all may not be simple on Windows with CPAN.
Am I chasing a known fault, or am I just cursed?