> From: Barbie [SMTP:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Installing CPAN modules requires that you have Microsoft DevStudio or
> nmake.exe installed. If you are installing modules that contain xs files,
> then you need DevStudio, otherwise you only need nmake.exe.
> You can download nmake from
> . Run the self-extracting exe and copy nmake.exeto the perl\bin directory.
Thanks for the tip. I tried this before bothering the list with my query
(which was itself rendered redundant with the helpful suggestion of
I didn't put the MS nmake in the perl\bin dir (this doesn't strike me as
significant). When I ran it it chuntered away happily on the Tk makefile for
a while, and then stopped, looking for a program called 'cl' - presumably a
c linker. There are 25 xs files in the Tk distribution, so I guess this is
where that approach went wrong.
Thanks again all,