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installing a perl module in windows

by alandev (Scribe)
on Sep 14, 2006 at 06:43 UTC ( [id://572878] : perlquestion . print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

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

hi monks

i want to install X12 module in my windows XP (i dont have admin rights!).i am using active Perl
i followed the step in the README doc type the following in command prompt : perl Makefile.PL
Checking if your kit is complete...
Looks good
Writing Makefile for X12::Parser
make unknown command make ..
please guide me on how to proceed

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Re: installing a perl module in windows
by jesuashok (Curate) on Sep 14, 2006 at 07:11 UTC
Re: installing a perl module in windows
by liverpole (Monsignor) on Sep 15, 2006 at 15:06 UTC
    Hi alandev,

    You will need to use nmake.  That's what I've read, and also what I remember doing the last time I had to compile a module for Windows (about 7-8 months ago).

    In the documentation by holli, there's a reference to A Guide to Installing Modules by tachyon.  Under the section "The Basics of Module Installation", he mentions "Note on Win32 you will need to use a program called nmake."  This section also tells you how to get a copy of nmake if you don't already have it on your system.

    Find and read that section carefully, and I think you'll be well on your way to fixing the problem.


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