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  • Yes, I know, it's a pain.
    I'm trying to work on that.
    Do you use Vista on your laptop?

    Can you give me some more information about what fails, error messages, and such?
    Do you think it depends on PPM/Activestate packaging? What compiler do you use?

    Sorry, many questions... :-)

    • I don't know exactly what failed, all I know is I had to reinstall Win32::API. I used PPM both times.

      I did have an additional problem when installing CAM::PDF [], also with PPM. My virus scanner (Grisoft's AVG) didn't like the double extension of one of the scripts, ".pdf.bat", it block access to that file and it even when I clicked "it's OK to run this file", which interrupted installation of that module. Time and time again. Plus, it apparently broke off installation of the rest of the modules in the to do list.

      I suspect that Win32::API was in this list, so that, even though I assumed it was installed, it actually wasn't.

      So, it's not your fault. I didn't try to install it with CPAN, not this time (though I have MinGW), because I was not planning on spending more time on this than I had to. Heck, I already spent way too much time on this.

      And no, I'm sticking with XP. I'm planning to avoid Vista forever, I'm holding out for its successor, hoping it will be better, in a few years time — if Microsoft gets its act together. (The Windows OS needs to be put on a diet.)