In article <_oU3d.4633$zA3.976415twister.southeast.rr.com> ,
H. Wade Minter <minterlunenburg.org> wrote:I suspect there are language issues afoot; I haven't>pnguruji <pguruprasadlucent.com> wrote:>>>>>>I wonder what "installing necessary packages in perl/tk was
>>>an issue" meant to pnguruji, particularly in contrast to >Java.
>> I didn't want to be arrogant but i want to say that it took me half a day
>> to setup the environment. I had to install half a dozen dependent packages
>> for the SAX module to work and then start my development. One more weird
>> thing is that i had to made one or two line changes in the Makefile of
>> each module to get it compiled in my Solaris 9 box.
>> There were some more installation issues (which i don't remember now!) and
>> finally i gave up and installed the same packages in Windows (this time i
>> had to download it from activeperl website) in a fairly less time.
>If you're developing for your target platform (ie if you're developing on
>Windows, and your users will all be on Windows), you can use something like
>PAR ([url]http://par.perl.org/[/url]) to bundle your application and all of its
>required modules into a single .exe file. Then you distribute the .exe to
>your users, and they don't have to worry about tracking down and installing
>all of the modules. Makes everything very easy and consistent.
thought you "arrogant", so I wonder what you intend
It sounds as though there are issues with SAX or its
dependencies. I haven't used those lately with Perl,
but, the last time I did, they all installed flaw-
lessly the first time for the several platforms I
required at the time. I'm sorry to hear that they're
not in as good shape now, and that you had to struggle
In general, no, you're not supposed to have to tinker
with Makefiles to get things going. Are you familiar
with the CPAN module? Maybe it will help smooth your
Installation can be frustrating. I can assure you
that Java has its own installation issues.
I'm not sure what point you're making or question you
have. It doesn't appear to be specific to Perl/Tk,
so I'm crossing this into clpm.
There are, by the way, plenty of employees at Lucent
with successful Perl experience. Perhaps it would
help to talk things over with some of them.