activestate perl on cygwin

DePriest, Jason R. jrdepriest@gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 17:13:00 GMT 2007


On 1/9/07, Brian Dessent  wrote:
> moka at hol dot gr 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.

One caveat.  If you are behind a proxy server that requires
authentication, ActiveState's PPM install tools are much easier to get
reliably working than the various command-line tools that CPAN uses
(wget, lynx, ncftp, Net::FTP, etc).

-Jason

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