Sep 23, 2016, 7:29 AM
Post #5 of 7
Re: [FishMonger] Circular dependency - Windows
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That's a really old version of perl (circa 2004) and the main problem.
Your first step really should be to upgrade perl to a more reasonable version. If you don't want to do that, then you'll probably need to upgrade the modules manually via force install.
cpan> force install ExtUtils::MakeMaker
Thanks. Yeah I knew I was using an old version of perl; our IT doesn't do much in the way of perl support though, so I'll have to do some work to get the latest. (I'm generally using ActivePerl) Haven't had the time to yet, but hopefully can try it before long.
force install doesn't work, as it gives an error "install: missing file operand", as well as a few warnings that I'm sure are related to things being old.
The funny thing is when cpan gives errors it says "try this..." and when I do it says it doesn't know what the heck I'm talking about. E.g. it says "Try 'install --help' for more information.", but when I do that, it says "Cannot install --help, don't know what that is. Try the command 'i /--help/' to find objects with matching identifiers." But when I do "i /--help/" it says "No objects found of any type for argument /--help/." It appears there's a total mismatch between my help text versions and the cpan command line interpreter itself.