Thanks. I can download the tk source, no problem. I could even get momentarily the necessary admin rights to install strawberry-there is no objection to having perl running on my corporate machine. It's just overriding GPO that no one seems willing to do.
Regarding renaming gmake , this is still blocked. The Cpan errors seem to imply some proxy issues, not gmake problems. And I am not sure what exactly is the problem.
Regarding ppm, I'll try to find some old ppms. I will have them locally, so I hope ppm install will work
I only run Linux at home, but suppose I could get a Windows machine and install Strawberry and the modules needed. What do I need to grab and copy?