That almost worked. Ran cpan install Image::Magick but failed on dmake. Looks like dmake is not included in ActiveState ActivePerl 5.26 and 5.28. Either ActiveState totally kluged up Perl or they failed to communicate effectively how to install modules or I just don't know how to follow the good advice provided here along with an inability to read docs.
Looks like I am going to attempt switch to Strawberry Perl. Thanks again for the help everyone!
Looks like I am going to attempt switch to Strawberry Perl
I think that's a step in a better direction.
However, it's not a panacea, and you might still face some challenges in getting Image::Magick installed.
Strawberry Perl does not provide the prerequisite C libraries for Image::Magick, so you'll still need to source those and then make them accessible to the Image::Magick build process if you want to build Image::Magick yourself.
Of course, as mentioned elsewhere in this thread, Strawberry Perl does ship with a PPM utility, so you could still "ppm install" Image::Magick from the sisyphusion.tk repo if need be (and thereby avoid the need to track down that "prerequisite C library").
ActiveState does not ship with a c compiler or build tools, you need to install them yourself or via ppm MinGW, which brings us back to the whole ppm issue. Save yourself a lot of time and potential headache, just install Strawberry, which does ship with a sane development environment of of the box.