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Re: Where is Perl/Tk? is offline?

by Anonymous Monk
on Jan 26, 2013 at 01:55 UTC ( #1015448=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Where is Perl/Tk? is offline?

use  cpan Tk to install Tk

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Re^2: Where is Perl/Tk? is offline?
by slugger415 (Scribe) on Jan 28, 2013 at 18:58 UTC
    I don't believe Tk is on CPAN any longer.
          I don't believe Tk is on CPAN any longer.

      It isn't?

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        Curious. I wonder why I'm getting this message then, when running 'cpan Tk':

        Going to read 'C:\Perl64\cpan\Metadata'
          Database was generated on Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:06:54 GMT
        Warning: Cannot install tk, don't know what it is.
        Try the command
            i /tk/
        to find objects with matching identifiers.
        CPAN: Time::HiRes loaded ok (v1.9721)

        Is there an easy way a Windows user could install this package? Pardon my ignorance but I'm not up on running make builds on Windows (7).


        Hmm, never mind, might have been an uppercase (read: user) error.

        But am now getting this:

        Writing Makefile for Tk
        'nmake' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
        operable program or batch file.
          nmake -- NOT OK
        Running make test
          Can't test without successful make
        Running make install
          Make had returned bad status, install seems impossible

      I don't believe Tk is on CPAN any longer.

      CPAN is forever :) Well, backpan is forever

      Did you try it?

      Go ahead and try it; feel silly?

        sorry I don't know what to do with that site. And I do feel a little silly, yes.

      If you are running Activestate perl your Tk build from CPAN won't go as well as if you are running Strawberry perl.

      Check out the Tutorial from holli regarding ppm modules and repositories. There are a number of useful Activestate style workarounds there. You will also need to know what version of make your system has. Type the following into a command prompt.

      perl -V:make

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