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Trying to install the "Perl/Tk Debugger" on Windows 7 -- and for the life of me I'm unable to figure out what I need to do to install and run this application..

The requirements appear to be:

  • Perl 5.004 or above
  • Tk800.021 or above

I've got Perl 5.12.2 (from ActiveState) installed; confirmed by going to the Windows commandline and entering "perl -v".

What I have no idea about is the "Tk800.021" requirement; meaning if it's already present, and if not, what to do.


ppm install
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My advice is: Skip ActiveState altogether use Strawberry Perl instead. It comes with a working CPAN environment so that you don't have to rely on what ActiveState provides for you. – Nifle Mar 1 '11 at 16:01
@Nifle: +1 Is ActiveState's Perl distribution ActivePerl required to run ActiveState Komodo, and if so, is it possible to run Strawberry Perl and ActivePerl? Thanks! – blunders Mar 1 '11 at 18:27
I have no idea. – Nifle Mar 1 '11 at 19:22
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Assuming that you've tried running the debugger and it doesn't work, you can try installing the latest version of the Tk module from the ActiveState package manager.

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+1 Thanks, "ppm inst Tk" worked -- but "ppm inst Ptkdb" gave me an error, and since I've this is only the second ppm inst I've ever done, really not sure what's wrong -- any suggestion, posted the WIN-CMD and resulting errors in my questions description under <Error on "ppm inst Ptkdb"> -- again, thanks!! – blunders Mar 1 '11 at 14:07
@blunders, do ActiveState have 'Devel::ptkdb' in their package manager? – dsolimano Mar 1 '11 at 14:30
figured it out, "ppm install"; did the job -- thanks for your help! – blunders Mar 1 '11 at 15:35

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