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perl -MCPAN on windows: Should I even try?by tphyahoo (Vicar)
|on Aug 15, 2005 at 15:46 UTC||Need Help??|
tphyahoo has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
O monks, I'm an activestate perl on windows user. The usual way to install stuff in this confi is ppm install Path-To-Package.
Sometimes though, this doesn't work, because the ppd hasn't been created for the package you want, or you don't know the url for adding the ppd.
In these cases you can do nmake/nmake test/nmake install... but that's a pain, especially if you have recursive dependencies.
I'm currently trying to install the hops demo for catalyst on windows, and the missing ppm packages for the stuff I need are turning this exercise into a bit of a PITA.
I am considering trying out perl -MCPAN as an alternative to ppm, but from previous experience I know this isn't plug and go. (Need to configure zip, gzip, for starters... and then what???)
Should I make the effort of getting perl -MCPAN to work for me, as Corion suggested MIGHT be a good idea earlier today... or will this lead me down the path of Madness, and I should just stick with good old ppm and nmake spells as a fallback.
Thanks for your wisdom!
By the way, the packages I am trying to install are
If anyone knows ppd urls for these guys, let me know.