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Re: How to install "Perl GUI Loft" on Strawberry Perl?

by marto (Archbishop)
on Mar 01, 2013 at 10:34 UTC ( #1021224=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to How to install "Perl GUI Loft" on Strawberry Perl?

Strawberry Perl supports installing modules via PPM. If this is what you're talking about download the binary and run it (if in doubt read the documentation), if you want to use the source install the prerequsite modules and run the script. Note that this hasn't been updated for a long time.

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Re^2: How to install "Perl GUI Loft" on Strawberry Perl?
by HelenCr (Monk) on Mar 01, 2013 at 15:08 UTC

    Corion and Marto:

    When I download "Perl GUI Loft" from here:, (and then I unzip it), then a "PPM" directory is created, with two sub-directories: "AdHoc" and "Loft".

    Then the instructions here: say that I have to run the install.bat batch files in both directories. Those batch files are very simple, for example:

    echo Installing Win32::GUI::Loft call ppm install Win32-GUI-Loft.ppd

    But when I run it, I get:

    'ppm' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.

    Corion: when I go:

    cpan Win32::GUI::AdHoc

    I get:

    Warning: Cannot install Win32::GUI::AdHoc, don't know what it is.

    How to make cpan recognize the GUI Loft modules?

    By the way, each one of the two directories has the binary in a *PPM.tar.gz module - how should I install them?

    many TIA - Helen

      Readme.txt states:

      * Running the Application - From the binary distro. Run the tgl.exe file. No modules needed, just launch it.

      If you don't have ppm installed (out of interest what does perl -v show?) install it via cpan install PPM. Note however that you're not going to have much fun installing ppd (packages for ppm) of modules build for older versions of Perl. Read up on binary compatability.

      If you insist on using this thing (it seems like a dead projet, almost 10 years without an update, no community to speak of) I'd use the binary provided (advised above), and the advice dasgar gives here.

      Update: you seem confused (here and in the other post) as the the location of the binary. tgl.exe should exist within the "TheGUILoft" directory when extracting the "" file.

      'ppm' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

      The ppm utility was missing from Strawberry Perl for a while - I wouldn't be at all surprised if SP-5.10 didn't have ppm.
      However, I would have thought that SP-5.14.2 *does* provide ppm. Certainly, my build of SP-5.14.3 ( has a ppm utility.


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