[Chicago-talk] CPAN on windows?

Jay Strauss me at heyjay.com
Sat Jul 24 07:49:43 CDT 2004

> I haven't used unxutils, but I suspect that first you're going to need
> to edit CPAN\Config.pm to point to these installed utilities.  Include
> double-quotes around the app names if the path contains spaces.

If I do "conf o init" and give it the values I want, does that accomplish 
the same thing?

> Also, with ActiveState, you can't use CPAN to install any modules that
> contain C code, unless you have MS Visual C.  Updating Bundle::CPAN may
> not be a good idea; I don't know off-hand if one of its modules uses XS.
> Test CPAN on a small, Perl-only module like Acme::Bleach.


> The messages about subroutines being redefined are warnings, and not
> errors; in the past, I've gotten CPAN to work despite these messages.
> You also may need to edit Perl\lib\Config.pm's 'make=' line; by default
> its set to 'nmake'; I know that I had to change it to 'make' when I used
> the Perl Power Tools' make version 'pmake'.


Thanks, I'll try this stuff Monday


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