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Hi LittleGreyCat,

Can you be more specific, and perhaps show the errors you experienced when building these modules? You may want to check out the CPAN::Mini module, along with merlyn's article Mirroring your own mini-CPAN.

Are you tied to ActiveState? If not you may be interested in PxPerl:

"PXPerl lets you install new modules with the Perl built-in cpan script. No need for proprietary packages containing modules binaries, like ActivePerl. You can basically choose whatever module you want from CPAN and install it. If the module requires a C compiler, then PXPerl configures it for you. You can choose among these compilers: MinGW, Microsoft C++ Compiler, and Intel C++ Compiler."

Hope this helps.

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Re^2: Installing CPAN modules without using 'ppm'
by Anonymous Monk on Jun 23, 2006 at 20:45 UTC
      I should note that the recommended solution at the moment for "Win32 + CPAN" is the "CamelPack", which is a macro-installer that downloads and installs ActivePerl, nmake, and MinGW, then integrates them together properly.

      Please note that Win32 is still making the transition from PPM being the most common installation method to having CPAN installation as a viable option, and so your milage may vary a little.

      Personally, I would recommend it only for experienced Perl people at the moment, as there are quite a few bugs in common modules that remain unresolved.

      To download the CamelPack, and for all other Win32 information, see the website.