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2. Since I plan to install MinGW on my own, should I do so before running cpan or are the two MinGWs different?

I have installed MinGW before trying to use cpan (I used it to compile perl), and cpan never tried to install MinGW for me. I mostly use cpanp.

3. The MinGW I install will have make; will cpan still want to install dmake?

If you're compiling your own perl for win32, or you're using ActivePerl, you will use nmake or dmake, never make

perl -V:make
You can override make choice at runtime using
perl Makefile.PL make=make perl Makefile.PL make=nmake perl Makefile.PL make=dmake
dmake is preferred.

4. Regarding the broken links provided by ppm, what is the proper links?

dmake is distributed on cpan, dmake/MinGW by ActiveState, both come with (, )

In reply to Re: The MinGW and dmake cpan starts to install by Anonymous Monk
in thread The MinGW and dmake cpan starts to install by sg

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