Problems in configuring Perl on Cygwin-64

Jeremy Hetzler
Sat Aug 24 15:00:00 GMT 2013

On Fri, Aug 23, 2013 at 6:07 PM, Paul King <> wrote:
> I have run into unusual problems in configuring Perl from the time I
> began using perl on my new Windows 7 installation (which was two days
> ago).
> I wanted to introduce libraries into the Perl distro, and my customary
> way of doing this is to invoke:
>       perl -MCPAN -e shell
> which brings up the Perl config shell. Usually, when I do this for the
> first time on a new installation, it asks me to configure stuff, and I
> chose "yes" (as I always do) to auto-configure. It ended with an error
> (sorry I forget what the error was), which has never happened before.
> Would anyone know how to re-run this config (which seemed to go on its
> own) so that I can reproduce the error?
> Paul King
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Try 'o conf init' in the CPAN shell.

You also might try cpanminus (
), which is easier to use than CPAN and less fiddly.

Jeremy Hetzler

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