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How to install the VmPerl moduleby blackadder (Hermit)
|on Feb 12, 2007 at 15:59 UTC
blackadder has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
Not sure if this ethical – I hope it is – but if its not please accept my apologies.
I have scoured loadsa support sites to no avail; hence I decided that PM will be the final calling place.
I am trying to write monitoring and alerting based scripts in Perl to run on VM machines and/or their ESX hosts. For this I understand I need a module called VMware::VmPerl. For which I downloaded from
When I ran the downloaded program, which is in an EXE form, it installed in c:\program files\vmware\vmperl successfully with no problems. However when I tested the installation I got this error
Can't locate VMware/VmPerl.pm in @INC (@INC contains: C:/Perl/site/lib C:/Perl/lib .) at C:\Perl\tes t_vm.pl line 3. BEGIN failed--compilation aborted at C:\Perl\test_vm.pl line 3.
(I also tried installing it into c:\perl) still to no avail.
I uninstalled perl v5.8.8, Installed VMperl then Installed Active Perl v5.8.8 again to no avail.
I tried Perl MakeFile.pl, but lots of errors were returned due to prerequisite modoles required – although all the prerequisite modules are installed but they are newer versions than then ones states in the readme of VMperl.
My question is: has anybody managed to install Vmperl on top of Perl v5.8.8 successfully? And |How? Since its not a PPM compatible package! And its installation exe doesn’t detect the installed perl versions.
Thanks for your help