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Re: how to install cpan modules in windows XP?

by lyklev (Pilgrim)
on Dec 29, 2008 at 09:06 UTC ( #732982=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to how to install cpan modules in windows XP?

In case you are running activestate perl, chances are the module you need comes pre-compiled from Activestate. These modules can be installed using "ppm" from the command-line (dos-prompt) or from the start menu that the installation creates. I really think this is the easiest way.

If the module you need contains any source code in c (or other languages) and if you do not have a compiler, using ppm is the only way.

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Re^2: how to install cpan modules in windows XP?
by Bloodnok (Vicar) on Dec 29, 2008 at 13:07 UTC
    ... assuming there's a ppmed version of the module you wish to install - I switched to using Strawberry perl ( on Windoze because:
    1. An increasing number of the modules I wanted weren't available and ...
    2. I didn't want the bloatware that is the M$ dev environments just for the compiler & linker/link editor and ...
    3. I found that nmake didn't understand all too much of the standard make(1) script generated by some of the Makefile.PL scripts... and the rework effort needed just wasn't worth it and...
    4. Strawberry perl provides a standard make(1), compiler & linker/link editor for free.
    A decision I wished I'd made an awfully long time ago - I now actively envangelise Strawberry perl for Windoze.

    A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))

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