fireblood has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Dear Monks,

I am trying to add LWP::Curl to my library of installed CPAN modules. When I initiate the process to fetch it and process it into my library, I see a message that says:
Package libcurl was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `libcurl.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
after which the process fails. I've downloaded curl both for Windows and for Cygwin directly from the source,, but have not seen the libcurl.pc file in either of them.
After doing much web searching, I've found that others have been encountering this since around 2008. However, I haven't found any posts that provide a solution.