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Install CollinsParser on Perl

by hitheone (Initiate)
on Jul 10, 2005 at 01:12 UTC ( #473718=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

hitheone has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hi everyone, I'm trying to install CollinsParser on Perl. I have failed to install in some following ways:

1. By using "Perl Package Managager", I type: "install Lingua::CollinsParser" or "install Lingua-CollinsParser". Although the package is introduce on the web page: I received an error message informing that there is no such package.

2. I also tried to download the pageage, unzippe it and run the file "". Perl request the path to CollinsParser' dir. I typed correct ly and then, run the produced file "perl build". Perl require some .H files. I also copied it to the dir: "lib\Lingua" and run again. This time, perl informed error LNK2001 that i couldn't solved some external simbol like "hask_dump", "hash_dump"... Is there anyone can help me fix these problem to install CollinsParser in Perl?

Thank you for any help.

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Re: Install CollinsParser on Perl
by graff (Chancellor) on Jul 10, 2005 at 03:49 UTC
    Have you downloaded and installed Michael Collins' source code package for the parser? (

    The perl module is just a wrapper for that package, so if the code has not been compiled, linked and installed for use, the perl module has nothing to link to.

    The readme file in the COLLINS-PARSER source code package doesn't mention any OS dependencies, but it is clearly geared to the unix/linux crowd. Any of the "unix tools for windows" packages (or at least "gcc" and "make" for windows) will probably help, and the source code probably doesn't involve anything that will choke on windows, but you won't know for sure till you try.

Re: Install CollinsParser on Perl
by holli (Abbot) on Jul 10, 2005 at 06:40 UTC
      Like holli said, this module has an XS section. You either need a PPM distribution, or a C compiler.

      A Google search for Lingua::CollinsParser PPD yielded no results. Kobes' Search, which usually lists where PPM distributions can be found, doesn't list anything either. Thus, there doesn't seem to be any PPM distribution available.

      Some people are known to take requests, so perhaps you could follow the instructions there, to submit a request.

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