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BinGOs (7246)

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System administrator, part-time Perl hacker, full-time POE [] evangelist. One day he will be made to pay for his crimes.

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Sunday October 08, 2006
06:53 AM

CPANPLUS + cygwin + face-stabby frustration

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I have both cygwin and AS Perl on a Windows Server 2003 box and the not overly ambitious goal of getting both to use the latest CPANPLUS.

I'd updated the AS Perl to latest version of CPANPLUS a while ago. So today was cygwin's turn for the treatment.

My first indication that all might not be well was during the CPANPLUS' testsuite, when mention of C:mingwdmakedmake.EXE started and alarm bells were starting to ring in the back of my head. But I thought I'd install it anyways and worry about it later.

When I fired up my new shiny cygwin CPANPLUS was when it finally dawned on me what was going on. It was using the CPANPLUS::Config::User settings from AS Perl. With no apparent way of making it do otherwise. *suck*

A bit of digging about revealed that CPANPLUS works out how to find the user's homedir by checking APPDATA then HOME. Unsetting APPDATA in cygwin seemed to solve the problem, so I have now amended by cygwin.bat accordingly.

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