activestate perl on cygwin

Brian Dessent
Tue Jan 9 16:37:00 GMT 2007 wrote:
> But how do you then install modules? Just like in unix from the tarballs
>  that are intended for unix?

Essentially, yes.  Just run CPAN (perl -MCPAN -e shell) and type
"install Foo::Bar" just as you would on any unix system.  You don't have
to actually know or care about tarballs, CPAN does all that for you. 
Note that if a module has a prerequisite for a library you must install
that library first, just as you would on a unix system.  But modules
that require this are few and far between (e.g. DBD::MySql requires

When in doubt, the answer to any Cygwin question should be "as you would
on any posix system."


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