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cpan module installation

cpan module installation

cpan module installation

Im on a win nt system using active perl. I am having trouble installing cpan modules because i dont have this "mkefile.pl". Does any1 have this or know where i can get this?

RE: cpan module installation

"Makefile.PL" is normally used on Unix systems with a C compiler and make installed to build Perl modules from source.  The normal chain of events is:

perl Makefile.PL
make check
make install

I guess it would be the same under Windows if you had a C compiler and make installed.  However, most Windows systems do not.

So, ActiveState put together a perl script to automate searching and installation of new modules.

Kick off a 'net connection.  Then get a DOS prompt and run:

perl ppm.pl

This will kick off an interactive shell.  Type "help" or "help command" to get some useful info.

The most useful commands are:

install [packages]
    Installs the named packages.

    Search for info about packages.

    Sets or displays current options.

    Verifies that your current installation is up to date.

There's also a module that ships with perl that does a similar job.  Start perl as:

perl -MCPAN -eshell

Again, type "help" for some help.  Or, from the command line, perldoc ::CPAN

Hope this helps.

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RE: cpan module installation

the ppm.pl seems to work. But when i try to install the package, it says that it couldnt locate a ppd file for the package. I downloaded the package right from cpan.

RE: cpan module installation

It sounds like the module you want hasn't been compiled for Windows and uploaded to CPAN.  :(

Maybe some kind soul with ActivePerl and a C compiler for Windows could help you out here?  Sorry, but all the perl I do is Unix only, and I don't have a C compiler on my PC.

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