Installing the Modules Under…

For each of the examples in the following sections, you will attempt to install the Date::Manip module from CPAN. To install your own module or bundle, simply substitute the name of your module in place of Date::Manip.

…Windows

With Windows, the easiest solution is to use prepackaged modules available from ActiveState Tool Corp., assuming, of course, that the Perl installation you have is from ActiveState.

To install a prebuilt module under Windows, you first need to start the Perl Package Manager (PPM). This utility simplifies the module-building process for you by providing an interactive interface to module installation. To start the PPM, you need to open a DOS command prompt, as shown in Figure A.1; you should ...

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