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in reply to how to install CPAN module?

ppm and CPAN aren't the same thing. to install the ppm, you'd do a

ppm install Audio-Play-MPG123

Also, from looking at the spec for the module (located here) it only runs on Linux and Solaris.

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Re: Re: how to install CPAN module?
by Dog and Pony (Priest) on Feb 16, 2002 at 17:51 UTC
    If you really want to install it on a Windows machine anyways, you might try to install it under Cygwin. It is possible to run your own X Server on Cygwin, so I can't imagine what isn't possible if you really try. :)

    Beware though, that Cygwin comes with it's own environment, it's own perl and all, so you are most probably constricted to within that environment with this. And speaking from experience, having several perl environments on your computer can be confusing at best - although they do not clash unless you make them.

    Under Cygwin, you can do the "perl Makefile.PL, make, make test, make install" like you expect, or simply use "perl -MCPAN -e 'install <Module>'" on the commandline.