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- installing perl modules on windows
July 15, 2008, 4:22 am
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I am having to install the CGI module on a Windows XP machine
and it is very frustrating. I read that I should use the PPM to
install it, but the CGI module doesn't show up on the list of packages
that PPM can install. So I tried installing manually by downloading
the module and installing using nmake, dname, make.. none of which
work. I get a message saying "nmake" is not a recognized command. I
have installed perl modules on MACs a number of times and CPAN.pm
works like a dream. This is very frustrating and I would appreciate
any help in this regard. Thanks in advance for all your help.
Re: installing perl modules on windows
perldoc perlwin32 tells you you can get nmake from
. If you want to use CPAN rather than PPM, I would strongly recommend
using Strawberry Perl rather than ActiveState: building XS modules with
ActiveState will require an installed copy of MSVC6 (the freely
available copies of MSVC7 and 8 will *not* work). ActiveState have
modified Config.pm so that it adjusts itself for gcc if it's in your
path, but IME it isn't completely reliable. Strawberry Perl, OTOH, is
bundled with the copy of gcc (and dmake, binutils, &c.) used to build
the binaries, so everything works as expected.
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