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Re: Perl5.26 installing Tk module manually

by BillKSmith (Monsignor)
on May 10, 2021 at 17:34 UTC ( #11132347=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Perl5.26 installing Tk module manually

Several years ago, I switched from ActiveState to Strawberry because of the difficulty with installing Tk. I feel that AS's documentation and module management systems do offer an advantage to users with little or no knowledge of UNIX. (Until you need a module that it does not support!) Strawberry Perl is almost indistinguishable from Perl on UNIX. The disadvantage of this is that you may have to look up instructions more often. The advantage is that you can be far more confident that they will work. I recommend that you switch to Strawberry. That is probably the best solution to your immediate Tk problem. It will probably save you from similar problems in the future, without you even being aware of it.
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Re^2: Perl5.26 installing Tk module manually
by Marshall (Canon) on May 11, 2021 at 03:40 UTC
    I have used Active State for quite a number of years. I have never seen any problem installing Tk with the AS ppm tool. If you had a problem, it was probably because you were not using ppm (Perl Package Manager).

    Active State has changed their Perl ecosystem and ppm is no longer available. There are pro's and con's vs Strawberry. I am not sure how this will work out. AS has discontinued perlapp (which made .exe files) and for me, that is of bigger concern as this app was easier to use and better than the freeware versions.

      Thanks for the update on AS. My problem with it started when they replaced Tk with Tkx in PPM. Before that, I considered the GUI interface to PPM to be the greatest advantage of AS.

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