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Re : Installing CPAN Perl Modules with Activestate Perl 5. v5.8 - PERL Beginners

Hi, In the process of trying to get perl modules installed, I downloaded over 300 Activestate specific perl modules and they work fine (of the ones I've used). Now, I've read somewhere that the perl modules which are located on CPAN are not directly compatible with ActiveState's version of Perl, without the use of a make program.. I'm running Perl on Win2k.. which tools do I need? db ************************************************** ********************** Meteor web site [url]http://www.meteor.ie[/url] ************************************************** **********************...

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    Default Re : Installing CPAN Perl Modules with Activestate Perl 5. v5.8

    Hi,
    In the process of trying to get perl modules installed, I downloaded over
    300 Activestate specific perl modules and they work fine (of the ones I've
    used).
    Now, I've read somewhere that the perl modules which are located on CPAN
    are not directly compatible with ActiveState's version of Perl, without the
    use of a make program..
    I'm running Perl on Win2k.. which tools do I need?

    db


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    Default Re: Re : Installing CPAN Perl Modules with Activestate Perl 5. v5.8

    Derek Byrne wrote:
    > Hi,
    > In the process of trying to get perl modules installed, I downloaded over
    > 300 Activestate specific perl modules and they work fine (of the ones I've
    > used).
    > Now, I've read somewhere that the perl modules which are located on CPAN
    > are not directly compatible with ActiveState's version of Perl, without the
    > use of a make program..
    > I'm running Perl on Win2k.. which tools do I need?
    >
    > db
    More accurate to say that they are difficult to get [or possibly inaccesible]
    through PPM. PPM uses modules already packaged for the target OS. Perl still
    has the CPAN shell utility for accessing modules from or through the CPAN site.

    One caveat on using the CPAN shell:
    On the first run, the shell will offer manual configuration, with a default of
    "Yes". Just say "No".
    Manual configuaration is for those who have specialized needs for their Perl
    configuration. Much better to let the CPAN shell figure out for itself what
    local facilities are needed for its proper functioning. These options can
    later be adjusted from the shell, using the "o conf [OPT]" command.

    your_prompt> perl -MCPAN -e shell

    cpan shell -- CPAN exploration and modules installation (v1.61)
    ReadLine support available (try 'install Bundle::CPAN')

    cpan> help

    ...will get you started.

    HTH,

    Joseph


    R. Joseph Newton Guest

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