in reply to Modules in the Windows environment
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