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Installing Perl Modules on Windows...

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Hello everyone..,

I'm trying to install Bugzilla on WindowsXP & it requires Perl & Perl Modules as well. I have installed most of the Perl modules using the following command.

C:\Bugzilla> ppm install (The_Module_Name).ppd

But unfortunately I cannot find a PPD file for "Email-Send" & "Email-MIME-Modifier". Can someone please help me to find PPD files for the above mentioned.

Thanx in advance..,
- Asela -
Jul 4 '07 #1
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Unfortunately, I have found the windows environment a not-so-inviting place to install Perl modules into. It is my experience that since the only version of Perl for Windows is from Active State, that you are unfortunately limited to their package selection. Granted, they do have a lot of packages listed, but I have also noticed that they have left out a number of packages that CPAN lists. You would think that they would mirror CPAN as far as their module list so that you are not effected by the platform you choose, but that's not the case.

Ok, enough with my rant and on to your question. My suggestion to you is to use the graphical PPM installer that comes with Active State. It will be in your Start menu, under Active State. When it starts, you will see a white area near the top that you can type in. That area is so you can type the name, or part of the name, of a package and it will auto search the repository.

Upon searching for Email-Send, the package is in there. You have only to right click and choose "Install <package_name>" to select it. After you have chosen the package(s) you wish to install, there is a right facing green arrow to the right of the search bar that will fetch and install the package(s) you selected.

Now, as for "Email-MIME-Modifier", I don't see that package, but rhere are 4 other "Email-Mime" packages on there. You will have to investigate which to install. If the package you are looking for is missing, I don't know if a plea to AS will help or not, but you can try.

If it is absolutely imperative that you be able to install whatever package you need, then my suggestion would be to obtain a distribution of Linux and do your development over there. (sorry, shameless plug for what is in MHO a MUCH better OS for development and many other things).

Hopefully this helped you.


Jul 4 '07 #2

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